05 Jun

160605Soon afterwards he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him. As he approached the gate of the town, a man who had died was being carried out. He was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow; and with her was a large crowd from the town. When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, “Do not weep.” Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, rise!” The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized all of them; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen among us!” and “God has looked favorably on his people!” This word about him spread throughout Judea and all the surrounding country. (Luke 7:11-17, NRSV)

Jesus saw this woman and knew she had just lost her only son and was moved with compassion for her. He told her to stop crying and raised her son from the dead.

Jesus was moved with compassion and did what no one asked for.

Sure the mother probably wanted her son back, but she did not ask. Jesus did not ask her if He could help her. He just did it.

Give thanks to God for the things He gives us that we don’t ask for, the good and the bad. And remember that He is always near to hear our cries.

And thank Him that our faith can be weak, or wandering and He will still be there, even when we don’t seek Him.

He is always there.


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