Thursday, September 4, 2008

action - reaction

"and immediately [Jesus] left the synagogue and entered the house of simon and andrew, with james and john. now simon's mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told him about her. and he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her, and she began to serve them." -mark 1:29-31

i was reading this passage just now, and it came to my mind how striking it is that peter's mother, after being ill enough that she was probably bed-ridden, as soon as she is healed, starts serving Jesus and His group.

Jesus has done so much for me, has poured out so much grace into my life, and yet i don't generally even do as much as peter's mother-in-law. i was brought from death to life, from darkness to light, and yet i rarely really serve. may this conviction not die with merely writing it here.

God, help me to serve you better, to want to do so, that i may rejoice all the more in your greatness.

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