14 Jesus went home with Peter and saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever.15 He touched her hand, and the fever left her. Then she got up and served them.16 That evening people brought to Jesus many who were demon-possessed. He threw the spirits out with just a word. He healed everyone who was sick. 17 This happened so that what Isaiah the prophet said would be fulfilled: He is the one who took our illnesses and carried away our diseases. (Matthew 8:14-17, CEB)
Here is a passage that has some issues we think as we read it. Jesus went into Peter’s home and saw Peter’s mother-in-law in bed with a fever. So Jesus healed her and she went and started working in the house again. Now working in the house was where most women were in Jesus’ time, but that is not to say that that is where women shoudl be now. But the point of this is Jesus not only healed her but restored her to the community. She was able to do what she was to be doing when she was not able to by being with a fever.
That is what Jesus did for all He healed. It was not just curing them of infirmities but restoring them to the community.
Has Jesus restored you to the community?