We have the words recorded in Mark's Gospel:
"Now Simon's mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them." Mark 1:30-31
We would note the reaction of Peter's mother-in-law, where she began to serve them. Probably this involved showing hospitality and making a meal for Jesus and the disciples who were present. Likewise for us as disciples, we are called upon to serve others. It might involved showing hospitality to other Christians or it might mean bringing a meal to someone going through a difficult time.
Mark continues on in this even with these words of Jesus:
"Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also, for that is what I came out to do." Mark 1:38
Then, we would notice that Jesus' work didn't stop with Peter's home. Even though others were bringing people to Jesus for healing, he still had to move on to other towns. Our work as disciples calls us to go out into the highways and byways of life to serve others.
I hope you will reflect on these words of Scripture and how you might be doing the work of God's kingdom. The reign of God is one of service.
Discipleship Questions for Reflection
Can you think of ways where you could be in service to others?
Maybe you have prayed for healing of an illness and saw yourself being in remission or complete healing. How did you respond when healing came?