This morning my wife and I read Luke 4:31-44 as a part of the essential Jesus readings. Verses 38-39 really jumped out at me and reminded me of something.
After leaving the synagogue that day, Jesus went to Simon’s home, where he found Simon’s mother-in-law very sick with a high fever. “Please heal her,” everyone begged. Standing at her bedside, he rebuked the fever, and it left her. And she got up at once and prepared a meal for them. (Luke 4:38, 39 NLT)
I like the way Jesus spoke to the fever. He rebuked it and it went away. Often in our family we have spoken to the sickness and told it to go away and it has too.
Usually when we pray we seek God on how to pray when one of us is sick. We seek wisdom on how to approach it.
Sometimes we feel led to pray for God’s healing touch, sometimes we pray for wisdom for the doctor and sometimes we just rebuke the sickness in Jesus’ name.
The next time one of your family is sick, seek God as to how you should pray. You might have to follow Jesus’ example and rebuke the sickness and send it away.