HOST: Michael Whitworth
Soon afterward he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. 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. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!” And this report about him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country.
For the woman in this story, the mother of the man who had died, this was not only a sorrowful situation but a desperate one. Being a widow and having only one son who had now died, she was left with no one to care for her. There would be no one to provide for her needs, no one to take her in, no one to care about her at all. She would become a helpless and hopeless victim of her society. But Jesus cared. He recognized her plight, had compassion on her, and provided for her in a way that no one else could. God still has a way of caring for us. He looks down on us in compassion to see our needs, and He meets those needs in ways that no one else can, many times in ways that we do not even recognize. Through His perfect wisdom and wonderful providence, He brings people and opportunities into our lives when we need them most and sees that we are taken care of. What a wonderful, loving, compassionate God we serve!
What are some ways in which God has cared for you?
Don’t forget to pray and have a great day!