Here’s today’s rather touching selection:
Jesus went with his disciples to the village of Nain, and a large crowd followed him. A funeral procession was coming out as he approached the village gate. The young man who had died was a widow’s only son, and a large crowd from the village was with her.
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.
Great fear swept the crowd, and they praised God, saying, “A mighty prophet has risen among us,” and “God has visited his people today.” And the news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding countryside.
(Luke 7:11-17 NLT)
I looooove this story. Let’s look at our 2 BIG Questions:
Who exactly is Jesus?
God in the flesh who came down with a heart full of compassion to dry our tears and bring us life.
What exactly should we do?
Get up, praise God and spread the good news!
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