So [Jesus] stood over [Peter’s mother-in-law] and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up immediately and began to serve them. (Luke 4:39)
In the culture of Jesus’ day, it was customary and expected for a woman to serve as a hostess whenever guests were in her home. So, the fact that Peter’s mother-in-law responded to her healing by serving is at one level simply a societal norm.
At another level, however, she is a perfect illustration of a proven truth. One of the surest ways to tell if someone has been deeply touched by Jesus is their willingness to serve others.
How are you doing?