The dead man sat up and began to speak. And Jesus gave him back to his mother
Luke 7:15 NASB
Read Luke 7:12-16
As you read through this passage in Luke, I hope you kept in mind that in this interaction between Jesus and the widow of Nain, you saw God meeting the needs of that woman. He met the needs of a woman that had not asked Him for it. The passage says that Jesus had compassion on her. Jesus acted out of compassion.
This passage helps us to see how compassionate a God we have. He is willing to provide even if He isn't asked. He sees the needs of one of His and He wants to meet it.
As always the actions of Jesus are lessons for us. His whole ministry teaches us how we are to minister to others. In this particular passage He wants us to see that we serve a compassionate God, that wants us to feel compassion and act on it. When we see a need we are to do what we can to meet that need.
Look around your world today, see if you know someone with a need. Have compassion on them and do what you can to give them what they need. Jesus did something we cannot do. He raised a man from the dead and gave him back to his mother.
We however, can do many things to help others and we know others that can help where we can't. Lets put our hearts and minds into it and let God work through us to serve others, just like Jesus did.
Lets be like the teacher
© 2012 Leo J. Woodman