That man there is Simon my son-in-law. Next to him is his brother Andrew and his friends James and John. The other man sitting there is Jesus, the kind man who healed me. I questioned my son-in-laws loyalty at first. Leaving his family’s business and following a strange man who spoke words that sounded crazy. At least I thought that at first, but there is something in him that is unique and different. His words are words of acceptance and his love for us is genuine. I can’t explain it, he accepts everyone regardless of who they are or what they have done.
Then I became sick, sick with fever. I found out later that Simon Peter told Jesus about me and that’s when he came to the house and healed me. He took me by the hand and helped me stand; sending the fever away. I was feeling so good that I immediately began serving them.
Look at them setting around the table laughing and carrying on. Those boys are about to eat me out of house and home; I can’t keep enough food here to feed them. It doesn’t bother me though; I love them and wouldn’t have it any other way.
Now go, get on in that room and sit down at that table. There is plenty of room for you. No one is excluded for all are welcomed. I’ll bring your food out to you in just a bit. Go, take a load off and rest with the man who can change your life. Change your life forever!
Follower of the Way