Mark 1:29-31 As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her. So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.
Mark 2:17 Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Jesus can’t grasp the hand of those among us who are so busy “waiting on” our own notions, on our own steam, that He can’t catch up with us. Jesus heals, enables, and empowers those who are helpless ~ because they are the ones with enough emptiness to let Him in, whose hands are still enough to let Him take it to help them – to His kind of “up” and His kind of serving.
Pastor Lisa Bosworth