October 5, 2011
Painting No. 7
This is the first of three people Jesus will raise from the dead. When Jesus raises Lazarus, the body was dead for four days before Jesus raised him. It does not matter to God how long the person has been dead. He can bring back to life all those who have died, no matter how or when they died. In Matthew 27: 50-53, “The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’s resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
Luke 7: 11 - 17
||Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him.
||As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out - the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her.
||When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, "Don't cry."
||Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, "Young man, I say to you, get up!"
||The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.
||They were all filled with awe and praised God. "A great prophet has appeared among us," they said. "God has come to help his people."
||This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country.