The Miracle of the Widow's Son
Jesus has compassion for people. In Luke 7, it is Jesus’ compassion that drives him to raise a widow’s son from the dead. At the command of Christ, death had to flee, and in his power, Jesus brought life where there was once death. In the same way, Jesus has compassion for you. He sees and hears you. He hurts with you. And in His love, God is willing to meet you right where you are. Whatever your spiritual condition is today, allow yourself to be spiritually resurrected by the God who cares for you. Do not remain dead in your sins when you can be made alive in Christ.
11 Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him. 12 As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. 13 When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry.” 14 Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!” 15 The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother. 16 They were all filled with awe and praised God.“A great prophet has appeared among us,” they said. “God has come to help his people.” 17 This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country.
Practice The Way of Jesus:
Most of us have an agenda for Jesus, whether spoken or unspoken, but often His agenda is different than our own. Jesus shows that God’s agenda is to step into suffering because He is compassionate. Since God and Jesus are compassionate, consider this week how you can practice compassion. Also, consider how you can remember Jesus' compassion in difficult seasons of your life.