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  Raising 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 coffin, and those carrying it 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.


As he entered in to the city of Nain, Jesus saw the dead body of the only son of a widow which was carried by the men in charge of his burial. There was a large crowd also accompany her. Jesus saw the tears and the desperation of the widow and his heart moved towards her. The crowd becomes mere spectators most of the time, yet at times they do try to get involve and help out. When Lazarus was dead, Jesus joined the cries of Mary and Martha and the crowd. Our God is a God who cries along with us when we cry. And here we see the cries of a group of people moved the heart of Jesus to do a miracle.

When many people get involve and join in the pain of one person, God gets involved quickly. So it is great to allow other people to get involve in our pain, also for us to get involved in others pain. We need to share our pain and problems with others, along with our sins. Because it is better to pray about a person specifically, knowing the pain, than just to pray plainly without really knowing what to pray. God listens to sincere prayers.

The crowd here praised God when they saw the raising of the widow's son. Every closed door is a situation for God to work. We can see God reveals his glory in such situations. Let us make it a habit to face obstacles with prayer and great faith. Let us also take part in giving glory to God when we see him reveal his glory.