11Soon afterward he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. 12As 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. 13And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her,Which is probably why I've never seen a miracle such as this in my life.
"Do not weep."14Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, "Young man, I say to you, arise."15And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. 16Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and "God has visited his people!" 17And this report about him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country.
If I knew that someone was dead and now they have come to life again...... I would freak out.
It would take me a decidedly long time I think to praise God.
Would I have a deepened fear of God? For sure.
Would my praise and worship of God be deepened? Most definitely.
Would I realize in a really tangible way more about the power of the Lord that I serve? Oh man...would I ever.
But first I would have to get over being freaked out.
But just stopping and thinking about what this would mean already fills my mind with more of who God is.
- The power to bring dead folk back to life - none else can do this.
- The depth of his compassion for his people - his concern that she not weep
- How easy it was for him to just say "young man, arise"
- and the man got up! He even started talking!