Soon afterward [The next day] he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. 12 As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her.
13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.”
14 Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” 15 And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.
16 Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!” 17 And this report about him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country.
The town of Jesus’ day was in a different location. The Nain Church says the town was further from the Hill of Morah. Nain - A pleasant view the site affords across the plain of Esdraelon. Nazareth stands out, about 9½ km [6 mi] away.
This man is like Jeremiah:
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you"
And his destination in Jesus Christ:
4 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. 4 In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5 which was not made known to people in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets. 6 This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.
20 Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules: 21 “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”? 22 These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings
In all Seasons of our Life - Christ
Were the man and his mother like the Centurion? Worthy?
Father God does not say.
Jesus only tells us of His empathy to her plight.
On hearing this, Jesus told them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners
1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold,
my chosen, in whom my soul delights;
I have put my Spirit upon him;
he will bring forth justice to the nations.
2 He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice,
or make it heard in the street;
3 a bruised reed he will not break,
and a faintly burning wick he will not quench;
he will faithfully bring forth justice.
4 He will not grow faint or be discouraged
till he has established justice in the earth;
and the coastlands wait for his law.
5 Thus says God, the Lord,
who created the heavens and stretched them out,
who spread out the earth and what comes from it,
who gives breath to the people on it
and spirit to those who walk in it:
6 “I am the Lord; I have called youb in righteousness;
I will take you by the hand and keep you;
I will give you as a covenant for the people,
a light for the nations,
7 to open the eyes that are blind,
to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,
from the prison those who sit in darkness.
8 I am the Lord; that is my name;
my glory I give to no other,
nor my praise to carved idols.
9 Behold, the former things have come to pass,
and new things I now declare;
before they spring forth
I tell you of them.”
10 Sing to the Lord a new song,
his praise from the end of the earth
Father God did give us many aspects of Himself and put a new song in Jesus.
Worthy is the Son of God.
When others were raised from the dead, the healer put all of his weight upon the deceased. Here Jesus does not even touch the man. This is remote healing. Something today we all hope for from Jesus. Jesus told us, "Days will come" and more blessed that the eyes that saw Jesus are the eyes that believe.
We give You thanks for telling us about the Widow of Nain and her son.
Jesus was saying not to have fear of God and His Works. Father God, You are so very compassionate.
Fear evil ways which would cast us out of the presence of God.
The sparrows are known intimately to God. The hairs of our head are of interest to God. Of supreme importance is our words, lives, ways - telling of our soul to Jesus. Father dwell richly in me, always please.
All of our cares are known to Father God and yet, Jesus waited for the blind to ask Him what they would have of Jesus.
Father God, we lift our cares to You, knowing You care for us and Love us. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves! †