Now it happened, the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and a large crowd. And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her. When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother.
– Luke 7:11-15
I don’t typically select an entire paragraph of Scripture, but this passage stuck out to me as I read it. Specifically the words, “He had compassion on her.”
I am grateful that Jesus is moved by our sufferings. He is not a high priest that is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses. He is not an aloof and distant King, but He is a here and now savior. Jesus saw the sorrowful condition of the widow of Nain, and He met, in that moment, the deep need at her point of grief.
Are you in need today? Cry out to Him. He is not far away.
Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik
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