“Now Simon’s mother-in-law was sick in bed with a high fever. They told Jesus about her right away.” — Mark 1:30
The disciples had learned of the illness of Peter’s wife’s mother. She was someone with a need, and immediately they did the one thing they could to help her. They went and “told Jesus about her.”
How simple it was! They had direct and instant access to Him, the Source of true help. The Bible doesn’t say that they used flowery language. They simply told Him that she was sick.
When they told Jesus of this woman’s need, He quickly went to her aid. “So He went to her bedside, took her by the hand, and helped her sit up. Then the fever left her, and she prepared a meal for them” (verse 31). The disciples had not been too busy ministering to the crowds to see one person with a need. Jesus, too, left those He was with and went to the sick woman.
There are people all around us today who are spiritually sick—members of our families, neighbors, and those with whom we work. Many are carrying burdens and heartaches—and do not know where to turn for help. They need someone to care about them, someone to love them. Most of all, they need someone who will faithfully remember them in prayer, someone to “tell Jesus about them.” I hope you and I are not so busy in our activities each day that we forget this important ministry.
Let us tell Him about them!