Luke 4:38–41 (ESV)
Jesus Heals Many
he arose and left the synagogue and entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they appealed to him on her behalf. 39 And he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left
her, and immediately she rose and began to serve them.
40 Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid
his hands on every one of them and healed them. 41 And demons also came out of many, crying, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.
Jesus had cast out a demon in yesterday’s reading and the people were astonished. In today’s reading, he heals Simon’s mother-in-law (Peter’s
mother-in-law) and heals many more. He also is casting out demons who are crying out “You are the Son of God!” and knew that he was the Christ.
I pray: O Lord, our world is turning away from you like in the days of Babylon when Israel was worshiping other gods. Help us to keep our eyes focused on you. Amen.