The Lord is a master of time. According to the author of Ecclesiastes, there is a time to be born, a time to be given in marriage, and a time to eventually die. The physician, Luke, portrays in this passage the bleakness of mourning as the man’s time for death had arrived, Jesus showed compassion to the widow who culturally had no means to care for her physical needs. Her only son was most likely the source of her livelihood. When Jesus told her, “do not weep”, he reminds all of us that there is hope in the midst of life’s adversity. – Teresa #resurrectionpower #faithwillmovethemountain #doitagainbyElevationworship
Luke 7:11-17 (ESV)
11 Soon afterward[a] he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. 12 As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14 Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” 15 And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus[b] gave him to his mother. 16 Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!” 17 And this report about him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country.