Saturday, September 24, 2016

She Got Up

After leaving the synagogue Jesus entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked him about her. Then he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. Immediately she got up and began to serve them.
As the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various kinds of diseases brought them to him; and he laid his hands on each of them and cured them. Demons also came out of many, shouting, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Messiah.
At daybreak he departed and went into a deserted place. And the crowds were looking for him; and when they reached him, they wanted to prevent him from leaving them. But he said to them, “I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other cities also; for I was sent for this purpose.” So he continued proclaiming the message in the synagogues of Judea. Luke 4:38-44 

She Got Up

After all she had been through
she got up and served them
her joy made her ache to serve
her love made a place for everyone.

Near death she had asked to live
aching to only be restored and back
back to the life she knew so well
back to the life of making a home.

No one thought she would live
God brought a new way of being
love brought a new way of seeing
the sick still have potential to rise.

We are often sick and sick to death
God stirs in the midst of our anguish
God moves in the midst of our pain
God moves so that we might serve again.


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