When the Lord saw the poor widow & the community following her son to the grave, He had compassion on her. The story of this widow’s son brought back to life by the power of Christ Jesus over death itself, as revealed in the Book of Luke 7: 11 – 17 “…Do not cry..Young man, I tell you, arise! “, is another opportunity for us followers to confidently trust Him.
The Gospel call to all people, to young particularly, to arise from death or to CHANGE THEIR PERCEPTION OF LIFE, and Christ shall give them light and life into him; that is the meaning of the youth sitting up, or the one who obviously found the ” Way ” after a long period of hibernation into emptiness. As followers, have we grace from Christ? If yes! Let us show it. We learn from the story the new attitude of the former dead ” He who was dead sat up, and began to speak….” Therefore, for you and I today, whenever Christ gives us spiritual life, He opens our lips in ” prayer & praise “. When dead souls are raised to spiritual life at the baptism, by Divine power going with the Gospel, we must learn once more how to fear God, how to glorified Him, and look upon it as a “ gracious visit ” to his loved one. Let us seek for such opportunities, and increase our fellowship ( by adopting God’s words as our standard of living ) with our compassionate, caring, living Savior, who promised us in 3 John 1:2 ” Beloved, I pray that you prosper in all things and be healthy, even as your soul prospers. “; that we may look forward with joy & happiness to the time when Our Redeemer’s voice shall call us to the resurrection of life. Not to that of damnation.
” For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with God’s trumpet. The dead in Christ will rise first, then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. So we will be with the Lord forever…….But you, brothers, aren’t in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief. You are all children of light, and children of the day. We don’t belong to the night, nor to darkness. ” 1 Thessalonians 4: 15 to 5: 5.