"He touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she rose and began to serve him." - Matthew 8:15
During the summer months when we lived in Bloomfield N.J., every Wednesday evening was Classic Car night. Many of those treasures had been rescued and restored to be shown on such occasions. These vehicles could easily serve as very dependable forms of transportation, but they sat on the sidelines as showpieces.
Peter's mother was one of a great many who received the Lord's healing touch. Once she was restored she could have written a book and told her story, or visited from one town to the next rehearsing the experience of divine healing. Or she could have just kicked back and enjoyed the special gift that she had received. Instead, she made the greater choice to serve the Lord with her new found health, rather than sit on the sidelines as a showpiece.
How about you my friend? Have you received answers to prayers for restored health, wealth or strength? Has the Lord rescued and restored your life to such a degree that others marvel at how He has blessed you? Well, what are you going to do with all those blessings? How are you using your new found renewal? Will you follow in the path of a simple New Testament woman and rise up to serve the Lord? or will you just sit on the sidelines and be a showpiece?