Luke 7:13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
I am not sure how things may touch you, but I know when I see someone crying, it often makes me want to cry also. When you can see the pain in their eyes and hear the sorrow in their voice, it makes you want to do something to try to ease their suffering. God also sees, hears, and even feels all our pains and all our sorrows.
In today’s verse it says that when Jesus looked at this woman, He had compassion toward her. It broke Jesus’ heart to see her heart broken. According to customs of that day and the Temple law, Jews were not to touch the dead. However, Jesus was willing to become ceremonially unclean by touching the bier, what we call a coffin, to bring help to this grieving widow who lost her only son. Ceremonies and rituals were not on His mind. Negative thinking people and what they might say later were not on His mind. This woman, her pain, and grief were the only things on His mind, and on His heart.
You know, He still hears us, and He still feels our sorrow and pain when our hearts are broken, and we cry out to Him today.
CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:
As Jesus became ceremonially unclean here, He also became unclean for the sins of the world when He died on the cross. He died for all sins, including yours and mine. Jesus has always been about giving life. In today’s verse, it was physical life, but for you and me it was something even more important. It was Eternal Life. If you have never asked Jesus to come into your heart, cleanse you from all your sin, and make Him your Lord and Saviour, let me just say this. He is still listening to your heart today!
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Exodus 35-38 / Psalm 40-41 / Proverbs 14-15 / Luke 7
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Exodus 39-40 / Matthew 26:1-25
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