LUKE: PART III – ALL TO GOD
Read: Luke 7:16
“16 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.” ” (NIV Luke 7:16)
Study: Throughout human history, human beings had battled against the power of death, and lost. And yet the holy glimpse of resurrection experienced by this grieving mother and her son, was a foretaste of what was to come in the saving resurrection of Jesus Himself. Her response, which was joined by the voices of other witnesses, demonstrates how she understood what had just happened: “God has come to help his people” (v. 16). Jesus showed compassion in His tender words to this widow and showed power in His mighty work of restoring this son to life. He is indeed the incarnate presence of God who has come to help His people. God is not the cosmic magician in the sky, doing tricks and illusions to show off His power. He loves His creation and extends mercy and kindness. He cares about our hurts and sorrows. If you are grieving over a situation today, take hope and confidence from His Word.
Pray: Lord, I am amazed by your miraculous acts. I give you my sorrows and hurts. Heal me and give me peace. Amen.