The First Pope Was Married?!

Luke 4:38-39

After Jesus left the synagogue, he entered the house of Simon.
Simon's mother-in-law was afflicted with a severe fever,
and they interceded with him about her.
He stood over her, rebuked the fever, and it left her.
She got up immediately and waited on them.

Here’s a fun fact! The first pope was married! Yes, Peter, the O.G. Vicar of Christ was a married man.

Now that we got that out of the way, this passage is kind of amusing to me. I mean, I’m sure that there’s some element of things getting lost in the translation here, but it’s just funny to me how Jesus heals her of this severe fever, and then she “waited on them.”

No, Jesus and the disciples were not being chauvinist and immediately expecting the woman to serve them hand and foot once she was feeling better. We can confidently say that she was impacted so greatly by the radical healing she experienced, that she couldn’t help but to want to serve the Lord out of gratitude.

God has worked wonders in my own life. Surely in some way you can say the same. What are we doing in response to his goodness?