A Mother’s Love and Christ’ Compassion


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Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son

Luke 7: 11-17

11  Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him. 12  As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her.13 When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry.”

14 Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!” 15  The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.

16 They were all filled with awe and praised God. “A great prophet has appeared among us,” they said. “God has come to help his people.” 17 This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country.

Look at the compassion of Christ as his heart went out to a mother over the lose of her son. He stopped the procession and commanded the young man to get up. The dead man sat up and began to talk. Jesus gave him back to his mother.

The reaction to this was awe as every heart was filled with wonder. How could he do that? By what power could he command the dead to sit up and immediately the dead man starting talking. Was he really dead? Yes. Was he brought back to this world from beyond? Yes. He did this out of compassion and the power is because He is God.

Let us remember on this Mother’s Day to have compassion. To pray for the broken hearted. Let’s remember to lift up the ones that need encouragement  And to follow the teachings and actions of the Lord.


“Years ago, a young mother was making her way across the hills of South Wales, carrying her tiny baby in her arms, when she was overtaken by a blinding blizzard. She never reached her destination and when the blizzard had subsided her body was found by searchers beneath a mound of snow. But they discovered that before her death, she had taken off all her outer clothing and wrapped it about her baby. When they unwrapped the child, to their great surprise and joy, they found he was alive and well. She had mounded her body over his and given her life for her child, proving the depths of her mother love. Years later that child, David Lloyd George, grown to manhood, became prime minister of Great Britain, and, without doubt, one of England’s greatest statesman.”

James S. Hewett, Illustrations Unlimited, Tyndale, 1972, p. 375.





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