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We hope this becomes a dependency. Strange thing for a therapist to say. But we are dependent on God for life and peace and joy. Spending time with Him every day (imagining these vignettes) will enhance your life and growth as nothing else can.


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# 93 A Funeral Ruined

By Arla, Sep 9 2020 01:00AM

The next morning Jesus and many followers leave for Nain, a mountain village about 20 miles from Capernaum. Spirit is sending him there. All along the way people join them, wanting to be in Jesus' presence, bringing their sick for healing.

This joy-filled crowd nears the gate of Nain and meets a funeral procession coming out on the way to the cemetery. In front is the body, followed by a weeping mother, accompanied by the whole town and their wailing. She is a widow, and this was her only son, her comfort and only means of support.

Even though Jesus knows he has been guided here to raise her son, and that he is about to turn her pain into joy, he can't resist comforting her. "Don't cry," he says tenderly, as he touches the coffin. (Nobody touches coffins for fear of defilement! But Jesus isn't afraid.) The pall bearers stop. And in a clear voice of authority Jesus says, "Young man, wake up!"

The son opens his eyes!

Jesus takes his hand and he sits up and sees his mother's tear-stained face beside him. "Mother!" he cries as Jesus unites them in a long embrace. A hush falls on both crowds, awed at feeling the presence of God.

Soon the silence turns into expressions of joy, as in triumph they turn back to Nain, saying, "God has visited us!"

Satan can't hold you in spiritual or physical death if Jesus says, "Wake up!"* His word is just as powerful today if you want it.

Luke 7:11-16 *2Thessalonians 4:15-17, Hebrews 2:14-15, Ephesians 5:14

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