‘As a mother-in law, she was the best! But today she just wasn’t herself. Usually she was the smiling, always-got-time-for-a-chat hub of the family. Life at home centred around her cooking. But not today. She must have been feeling ill, as she had gone to bed. Unheard of, normally. Normally she was up at dawn and hard at work until it was too dark to see, even with the oil lamps. As always.
‘It was bad timing really. Just as Jesus was in town and I had been hoping that she could produce one of her delicious meals for him. She loved to please, and nothing but the best was good enough for Jesus. If she had been well, she would certainly have produced a banquet. As always.
‘Not that Jesus minded. One minute she was ill and the next she was out of bed and stirring the cooking pots! That was the thing about Jesus. He sorted it. Just like that. As always.
‘I never knew what Jesus was going to do next, but he had a habit of surprising me. And it was amazing. As always.’
Why did they need to wait for Jesus to visit before the woman could be healed? What was so different about life then compared to now?
A prayer, written by a child, for your family to say together:
‘Thank you for healing people.
Thank you for helping poor people.
Thank you for everything.’
Visit your app store and search for ‘Guardians of Ancora.' Download, install and open the free game.
Choose your game character. You can set up individual player accounts on the same device and each have your own character.
Visit the Training Room to learn about how to play and to meet Fabula, the chief storyteller of Ancora, who will join you on your adventures.
Visit the Spire District and play a Bible Quest. Tap on the ‘game-controller’ button to open a carousel of Quests: scroll to ‘At Simon Peter’s House’ and touch to play the chapter.
The sun is setting and Capernaum looks beautiful in the fading light. It’s the end of the Sabbath day and Simon Peter invites Jesus back to his house to have a meal together. Follow them and see what happens...