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Peter's Mother-in-law's HouseIn Luke 4.38-39 we read, "Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Peter. Now Peter's mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her. So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began to wait on them." Jesus healing power and lordship extended still further into the realm of health care. His healing power could, as God only could, completely heal individuals. We have become so reliant on medical science and the care of doctors and nurses that we have lost touch with the truth that it was and is only God who could heal.

Peter's Mother-in-Law

Modern SurgeryThe little house which belonged to Peter's mother-in-law where this miracle took place still stands today, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee in the village of Capernaum. It was extended very early in the life of the church to accomodate travellers and pilgrims and is now topped with a large church on a concreter structure. On this occasion, Jesus healing power was poured forth on Peter's mother-in-law. He had just left the synagogue, which was among the oldest synagogues in the world, and the remains of which still stand just a short walk up the road from Peter's mother-in-law's house. Interestingly, there were a number of Christian symbols like an anchor and a fish on grave markers in this ancient cemetery from the very earliest times. These engraving were early Christian symbols.

"Jesus Healing"
by Ron Meacock

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