Pastor Ruth reminds us that there are sometimes barriers in our lives, just like the barrier of sickness that Simon’s mother-in-law suffered, but Jesus lifted her up and he will lift us up too.

Reading: Mark 1:29-39

As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them.

That evening, at sunset, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. And the whole city was gathered around the door.Mark 1:29-33 (NRSV)



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