29As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. 31He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them. 32That evening, at sundown, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. 33And the whole city was gathered around the door. 34And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him. 35In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. 36And Simon and his companions hunted for him. 37When they found him, they said to him, “Everyone is searching for you.” 38He answered, “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.” 39And he went throughout Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons. (Mark 1:29-39, NRSV)
Today we read the beginning of this passage and wonder why Simon’s mother-in-law had to serve them after Jesus healed her. She didn’t have to. Maybe she wanted to. Remember that was society norms for that time.
They wouldn’t focus on that but it’s funny that everytime I read this passage that is what I wonder. Not about all the others who heard about the healing come to be healed or that Jesus leaves to go to other villages.
Let’s focus on the miracles. When you focus on the miracles you will see more around you.