I was interested to read this morning about the mother-in-law of Simon. She was lying sick with a fever and unable to attend to her duties as a hostess. Along comes Jesus and miraculously heals her. What does she do next – have a time of recovery? No. The Bible tells us in Mark 1, ‘The fever left her and she began to wait on them.’
We can underestimate the role of woman in the life of Jesus. It was the women who were at His death of the cross and the women who were the first to see their risen Lord. In Acts we read of the women of various cities who attended to the needs of the disciples and followers of Jesus. They are still doing that work today.