Wednesday, 19 September 2012

18th September 2012 Luke 7:11-17

 Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him.  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. When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry.” 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!” The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother. 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.”  This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country

This is an amazing passage because this boy was saved seemingly as a gift for his mum.  Jesus saw the grief and faith inside this woman and he helped her by giving her back her son.

This speaks to me of the way Jesus heals, he knows what we need which is not necessarily what we want but is right in the whole scheme of our lives.  It takes a lot of trust and faith to accept this.

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