When Jesus came into Peter's house, he saw Peter's mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever. He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him.
In Jesus lifetime he performed many healings. Most of the time the one in need of healing would come or be brought to Jesus. Verses 14 and 15 of Matthew chapter eight describe an out of the ordinary healing. Peter's mother in law did not go to Jesus. Jesus walked in to her house. Not only did Jesus walk into her house he was able to see her lying in bed. Then he went over to her and touched her hand. Stop and think about that for a moment. Do not miss the context of the closeness of relationship between Jesus and Peter's Mother-in-law.
Most of the other healings Jesus performed the people had to run up to him. Guess why? Because Jesus did not know them. Peter's mother in law was not running up frantically to Jesus because she knew him and he most likely visited her house often.
Also, another trend in Jesus healings was that he spoke a word over and/or commanded the person who wanted to be healed to do something. It is very rare that Jesus actually touched someone.
Are you sick of always having to run in a pure panic to Jesus when tragedy hits? One touch from Jesus is all you need but you have to get close enough to him in order for him to walk into your home.
Written By: Danielle O'Neil @ www.danielleoneil.com