Mothers-in-law get a bad rap in our culture. Wasn’t there a movie about a monster-in-law? Aren’t there jokes galore about mothers-in-law (I even tell one in the devotional)?
I’ve been blessed with a mother-in-law who raised a sweet daughter, who knows how to cook (have you ever had her Santa cookies or broccoli casserole or red velvet cake?), and who is willing to do whatever she can (and then some) to help. Peter had a comparable mother-in-law. When Jesus healed her, she got up and began to serve. We can learn a lesson or two there.