“Now 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.”
She was a widow, who had one son.
She received compassion from Jesus.
There is no record that anyone asked Him to help, He simply reacted to her obviously sorrow.
“And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.”
She saw Jesus resurrect her son.
“And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.”
Jesus touched the coffin that the Jews carried him in, and simply commanded him to “Arise.”
Her son was the first person that Jesus raised from the dead.
The multitude of witnesses all rejoiced with godly fear and glorified God for what Christ had done.
“And 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.”
This miracle caused the fame of Jesus to spread farther as people began to realize just Who He is.
“And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.”
The Widow of Nain serves as an example of the miracles that Christ can perform in our lives simply because of His love for us.
When the Lord works miracles, we must do just as the multitudes did that day…glorify Him.
Hosea 9-10 | Hebrews 13 | Psalm 126-127
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