38 Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her. 39 So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began to wait on them. 40 At sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them. 41 Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew he was the Messiah. 42 At daybreak, Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people were looking for him and when they came to where he was, they tried to keep him from leaving them. 43 But he said, “I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.” 44 And he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea.
Jesus has had a busy day of ministry – teaching, deliverance & healing, in a synagogue, in a private home & with the people.
In the midst of all, verse 40 has caught my attention. “At sunset” the people brought others to Jesus to be healed, to be ministered to, to be set free. It was the end of the Sabbath & the people were now free to move around & come to Jesus but they had to wait until then. We on the other hand, have no need to wait.
We have access to Jesus 24/7, day or night. That is truly Good News. I can bring my needs to Jesus right now, through my belief in Him as my Lord & Saviour. You too can bring your need to Him right now!
Lord Jesus thank for always being available to us, no waiting or ritual required. Thank you for your sacrifice that allows us this full access. Thank you for your active care, presence, healing and nurture of my life.
Written by Suzie Hodgson