Awhile back, the angels asked me to post on the Gospels on Sundays. With Love and gratitude, here is the Gospel of Luke 7:11-17.
Jesus journeyed to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd accompanied him. As he drew near to the gate of the city, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her. When the Lord saw her, he was moved with pity for her and said to her, “Do not weep.” He stepped forward and touched the coffin; at this the bearers halted, and he said, “Young man, I tell you, arise!” The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, crying out “A great prophet has arisen in our midst, “ and “God has visited his people.” This report about him spread through the whole of Judea and in all the surrounding region.
The angels remind us that with God, all things are possible. Jesus here, raises this man’s life from the dead.
At the time, Jewish women really had no rights, yet Jesus felt this widow’s grief for her son and was moved with compassion and pity. Through His own Divine Authority, the Authority appointed to Him by God, Jesus placed his hand on the coffin, halting the procession, spoke to the man, and brought him back to life. This man, through Christ was literally raised from the dead. All glorified God by proclaiming that “God was with them.”
Jesus’ name “Emmanuel” means “God is with us”. Trusting God with all concerns is trusting God with the Highest Authority, the authority that raises the dead, the authority that ordered the Universe, and that created all things. Jesus, His Holy Glorified Son, is on His Right Hand, and is Glorified in Heaven. Trusting in the Lord and the Father who sent Him is what we are all called to do. Lift up all concerns to God in sincerity and faith, asking Him to assist with all matters – trusting that He hears and answers all prayers without hesitancy, knowing that the Highest Authority has answered your prayers, thanking HIm for His goodness- as God and Jesus are always with us.