SHOWING COMPASSION

April 5

Here we see Jesus having compassion on a widow.  This was the woman’s only son and she was emotionally and financially destitute without him to support her.  Jesus demonstrates the kind of love and compassion we should have for those who are not able to take care of themselves.  We cannot raise the dead as Jesus did, but we can pray for, support, and help those who have no one and nothing or not enough financially to take care of them. It is interesting that nearly all of the instances of raising the dead in the Bible are for women.  We are to take care of the helpless, the hopeless, and hurting people by showing them the love of Christ.  Who is it that needs us to help them in some way today?

Luke 7:11-17 Now it happened, the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and a large crowd. 12 And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her. 13 When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14 Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” 15 So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother. 16 Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen up among us”; and, “God has visited His people.” 17 And this report about Him went throughout all Judea and all the surrounding region.

HAVE YOU READ YOUR BIBLE TODAY? HERE IS TODAY’S DAILY BIBLE READING- WWW.HISLOVEMINISTRIES.NET    – 4/5 Joshua 8–9, Luke 7:1–17, Psalm 58

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