Faith applied in family situations
In this cameo we look at faith at work in various serious family situations.
Peter's mother in law
Matthew 8:14-15 (KJV)
14 And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever. 15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.
Notice- no one asked Jesus to heal her- notice his gentle bedside manner- simply touching her hand- the fever lifts- her wellbeing and strength are immediately restored- she resumes her role as hostess serving her guests.
Question: Does God care about our in-laws? Do we/should we care about our in-laws?
The widow of Nain's dead son
Luke 7:11 And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.
12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. 14 And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. 15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
Mark 5:39 And when he was come in, he says unto them, why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.40 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying. 41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise. 42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment. 43 And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.
Questions: Why did Jesus raise these people (Widow of Nain’s son/Lazarus/Jairus Daughter) from the dead?
Are there financial aspects to this story?
How would the sisters/mother have felt?
Does God care about the bereaved/ widows and orphans?
How can we help widows and orphans?
What about your family, does anyone need a healing miracle today?
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