Jesus the Healer
General Idea: Peter writes later in his Epistle, "cast all of your cares upon Him (1 Peter 5:7)," In this passage, we begin to see the roots of Peter's spiritual trust and formation. Jesus personally performed several miracles for Peter. Jesus enabled Peter to catch a lot of fish (Luke 5:1-11; John 21:1-8), to catch a coin in a fish (Matt. 17:24-27), to walk on water (Matt. 14:22-33), after His resurrection, helps Peter escape from prison (Acts 12), plus many more miracles. So, Peter has firsthand experience and can give us assurance that we can trust in Jesus. This passage testifies to this fact with the healing of his mother-in-law. Peter knew quite well that we can indeed cast all of our cares upon Him!