Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009 – The Raising of the Widow’s Son – Luke 7:11

Picture this – A funeral procession being led by a grieving widow whose only son had died. She not only has said her earthly farewell to her beloved husband, but now was faced with loneliness and despair at her son’s death. The Bible says a large crowd was with her. No doubt, showing their love, support, and compassion.

Notice how Jesus was touched. His heart went out to her, and He miraculously brought him back to life. One can only imagine the mother’s amazement and joy. What about the witnesses who were in awe and possibly brought to faith following this miracle!

We too can take pointers from our daily lives. Think about the opportunities that come our way to share God’s love and mercy. It might be that simple funeral home visit, a donation of food, a caring card or phone call, and prayers on their behalf. Reach out to those around you and show your love and compassion.

Most importantly, as Christians we know that miracle of heavenly life will be ours and all believers because of Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection for us. May we walk this Lenten journey knowing we are one step closer to our heavenly home.

Lord, Thank you for the gift of life each new day. Use us as you instruments to reach out to others in their time of need. May your compassion flow through us. Keep us in you tender care as we look forward to the miracle of heavenly life some day. In your precious name. Amen

-Cindy Wass

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