Jesus’ ministry is a whirlwind as he casts out demons, heals, and preaches the good news of God’s kingdom. In today’s gospel reading from Mark 1:29-39, Jesus heals Simon Peter’s mother-in-law from a fever. She immediately rises up to serve Jesus and the disciples. Jesus set her free from sickness to serve. Pastor Paige asks listeners to consider the showdowns they’ve experienced in their lives, and how God has helped them prevail, rise up, and use their freedom and their gifts to serve.