Raising The Dead:


The ImPossible Miracle

7th October

When the Lord saw her, His heart overflowed with compassion. “Don’t cry!” He said. Then He walked over to the coffin and touched it, and the bearers stopped. “Young man,” He said, “I tell you, get up.” Then the dead boy sat up and began to talk! And Jesus gave him back to his mother.”

Luke 7:13-15

There is nothing that is too big for our God. As well as healing Lazarus from the dead, as we discussed a few weeks ago, Jesus also healed this widow’s only son by raising him from the dead. What is impossible with man is possible with God. Of course the healing of the widow’s son is an absolutely incredible story, yet Jesus’ reasoning for healing him is also worth noting. Luke tells us in verse 13, that it was because of Jesus’ compassion for the widow that He healed her son. Maybe Jesus could relate to being an ‘Only Son’, or maybe it was because this woman had already lost a husband and now her only son? Yet whatever it was, it moved Jesus to heal the boy and raise him from the dead.

Jesus shows us that miracles are not just reserved for special ‘miracle’ meetings or ‘prayer nights’ although these can be effective, they were part of Jesus’ everyday life and so should be in our lives too. We too can have overwhelming compassion for people and ask Jesus for healing in their lives; whether that be physical, spiritual or mental, we can have the same compassion for people as Jesus did. In fact, maybe that is something we should pray for in our own lives; to have the same compassion Jesus had for people and act on it in the same way Jesus did, knowing that nothing is impossible for our God!

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