Jesus Did It For Her and Her Son for His Glory


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Luke 7:11-16 (King James Version)

11And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.

 12Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.

 13And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.

 14And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.

 15And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.

 16And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.

No one asked the LORD to do this.

The woman in this story was a widow; the dead man was her only son.

1. The Lord saw her.

2. The Lord had compassion on her.

3. And The Lord said to her   “Weep not.”

Jesus touches the bier that holds the dead man and tells him to arise.

The dead man arises back to life.. he rose and spoke. Then Jesus delivered him to his mother.

Jesus did all this without anyone asking him to do this. I hear some say God only responds to faith. Not true. God is Sovereign and can do whatever he wants. God is not on his Throne waiting to respond to anything. Though He does honor faith. But Jesus fed the hungry on his own. He raised Lazarus from the dead without being asked. He fed the hungry because “he was moved with compassion”

He can do and will do whatever he wants. He is Sovereign.

Did Adam and Eve ask to be redeemed? No; they were hiding. He promised them Messiah without being asked.

What a rejoicing the widow and her son had after that. He turned a funeral into a party. Sorrow into joy! Despair into gladness.

He is a loving and  thoughtful and healing and giving wonderful GOD!


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