“Just as He drew near 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 large gathering from the town was accompanying her. And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, Do not weep. And He went forward and touched the funeral bier, and the pall-bearers stood still. And He said, Young man, I say to you, arise from death! And the man who was dead sat up and began to speak. And Jesus gave him back to his mother. Profound and reverent fear seized them all, and they began to recognize God and praise and give thanks, saying, A great Prophet has appeared among us! And God has visited His people!” (Luke 7:12-16)
The Bible says that the Lord’s compassions fail not, even to the raising of the dead. In those days, a widow without a son was in a big bind. She had no one to provide for her with her husband gone and now her son. But the Lord saw her and He had compassion on her and gave her back her son. It was an impossible situation. A situation she could do nothing about. But God saw her plight and He did something about it.
What was the result of this act? God the Father got glory and praise and most importantly, He got belief from people. Belief in His goodness and His Messiah. The people recognized Him as the source of all life. It’s not an everyday occurrence to go to a funeral and see the dead raised!
Regardless of how desperate your situation is today, God sees and He has compassion. The same God who raises the dead, can make the impossible possible in your life too. Start today by asking Him to come into your impossible situation and then THANK Him for doing it. Keep thanking Him every day for the victory. It may not happen in a day or a week or even a month, but if you keep thanking Him, it will happen. Like the widow, it may be impossible to fix, but when Jesus comes along, the whole thing changed. It can change for you too!
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