A Beautiful Example
Today’s Reading: Matthew 8
Key Verse: Matthew 8:15 (NKJV)
“So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them.”
In French, the words for “Mother-in-law” are “la belle-mere” – “The beautiful mother.” Peter’s wife’s mother is beautiful in three ways.
First: She was touched by Jesus. His touch always brings beauty. Second: She arose. It’s beautiful to see a person who is ready for action. Third: She is beautiful in her desire to minister back to Jesus. The touch of Jesus is not just for personal benefit, it’s for “others.” Has the touch of Jesus blessed you spiritually, physically, financially, socially, etc? Yes, it’s a gift for you, and it’s for God’s purpose of blessing “others.”
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, You lived your life for others. You suffered, died and rose from the dead for others. I truly want to give my life in whatever way you lead me in the service of others. Grant me the grace to give myself away to others. Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
My mother, Norma Hazel Pritchard, died when I was 12. My most vivid memories were of watching her pray on her knees for long periods of time. I was aware of the presence of God and I would never disturb her. She had traveled to Egypt in 1924 to marry my Dad, and she used her degree in music to minister with music lessons to the girls of Egypt who had very little opportunity. Always, without exception, the first item she placed on our wall when we moved was a white and black mother of pearl motto that simply said, “Others.”
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