Tuesday, July 8, 2014
"Wait on them Immediately"
"He stood over her, rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up immediately and waited on them."
This little verse appears in Luke referring to Jesus curing Simon's mother-in-law. Last night when I read this, after a long summer day of rain and 5 little girls spending the night, I could not help but snicker...
Of course she got up IMMEDIATELY and served...that's what we do right. We get up and wait on "them" immediately. We are in the middle of using the bathroom and we get called to "wait on them immediately".
We get woken up because a toe hurts and we jump up to "wait on them immediately".
But then I realized before she waited on them..she was given a grace. The grace of healing, not to mention the grace of being in God's presence. And we get that too. We get the grace to serve well before we are called to serve. In the moment it may not feel grace filled...but He is there standing over us, rebuking the things that feel to heavy to bare on our own.
The picture I have in my mind is of Jesus standing over a mother, she feels sick, tired, and hopeless. Jesus is there with Simon, who will one day be the start of our holy church, and the 2 of them help this mom regain herself. Christ and our church heal her. And the first thing she does is "wait on them immediately". She can't wait to get back to being the woman He created her to be..a woman who serves and loves by doing.