He Had Compassion Upon Her.
By Dr. Patrick Vossen, Founding Pastor of CGMF
March 7th, 2020
11 A little later Jesus went to a city called Nain. His disciples and a great crowd traveled with him. 12 As he approached the city gate, a dead man was being carried out. He was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her. 13 When he saw her, the Lord had compassion for her and said, “Don’t cry.” 14 He stepped forward and touched the stretcher on which the dead man was being carried. Those carrying him stood still. Jesus said, “Young man, I say to you, get up.” 15 The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.
16 Awestruck, everyone 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 region.
Its amazing how many times in the scripture, our Lord interrupted a funeral procession or raised someone from the dead. The God-man Jesus Christ our Lord, certainly exhibited His authority over death on many occasions, and turned the worse of circumstances into times of rejoicing in the goodness of God. Why? Because he had compassion upon those who were dealing with loss, and made the decision to turn the absolutely hopeless situation into another demonstration of His ultimate Grace. Not just because he could, but because he chose to as he had ” compassion ” on those he came in contact to.
Today you might be in a hopeless situation. You might feel as though its all ” gone. ” You have lost your home, your husband, your children, your job, your ministry, whatever it might have been. However, I believe it is God’s greatest opportunity to reveal his ultimate grace. Reviving what seems to be dead, and demonstrating once again his divine compassion. Utilizing his unlimited power and speaking life into that which would seem dead and gone. Yes, his compassions fail not and his eyes the scripture says are on his beloved.
Today you might be tempted to give up, or give in. Don’t, I repeat don’t! For the half has yet to be told about in your life. Your testimony is about to change, your opportunities are about to become realized. Hope is at the door at the threshold of your defeat and about to speak forth resurrection life into that lifeless carcass that embodies that desperate situation in your life. He has seen your grief, he knows your hurting, and is about to turn you hopeless situation into another ” supernatural ” success story that gives God the glory. Yes, its time to expect the unexpected and know that God will not be mocked, and his eyes are forever fixed upon his children. ” Certainly the faithful love of the Lord hasn’t ended; certainly God’s compassion isn’t through! ( Lamentations 3:22 ). I like what Lamentations 3:24 says as well, ” I think: The Lord is my portion! Therefore, I’ll wait for him. ” Folks my redeemer lives!!!!! My God isn’t dead in a tomb. My God is not just an historical character, he is the everlasting God. His compassion will fail not, his love is from everlasting to everlasting and he hears our disparaging cries. Amen.
Just like he saw and heard the cries of a mother’s heart in aforementioned funeral procession outside Nain. He sees the situation your in today, and will hear your faintest cry. The master is walking by your circumstance in your life today. His love is about to be demonstrated in your life in a special way.