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John 11:25: I am the Resurrection

Sacro Monte di Varallo: The Raising of the Son of the Widow of Nain

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

This is such an important message that we will spend a few days pulling our thoughts together. We consider how Christ might be the resurrection for each of us. We ponder how this miracle affects us. And we decide how we will rest in the power of this message.

From a Favorite posted on October 23, 2007.

Luke 7:11-17: Raising the Widow’s Son

I love this story.  It shows Jesus’ compassion in such a real way.  It is about true resurrection.

Jesus understood that the death of this young man was doom to his mother, a widow with no resources for her survival.  With a single touch, Jesus brings the young man back from death and thus cures the life of this woman as well.  He also demonstrates how we should act, how we should breathe life into relationships rather than doom them.  And with this act, Jesus speaks to the world.

This report about him spread through the whole of Judea and in all the surrounding region.

Sacro Monte di Varallo Church, Piedmont Region in Northern Italy

The story reaches our ears today.  We see and hear how we are to behave in relationship with one another. We see that just as Jesus is an expression of God’s love for each of us, so are our actions our expression of how much and in what way we love one another . . . and thus God.

May our acts and our words be healing ones.

May our expression of God reflect the hope placed in us.

May all that we say and do become not only our own resurrection . . . but may it lead to union with all the holy ones . . . union with God. Let us spread this report through the whole of our communities, so that we might share the good news of resurrection.

Enter the words Widow of Nain into the blog search bar to search for more reflections about this woman, her son, and their interactions with Jesus. 

For more on the village of Nain, visit: https://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/nain/ 

Images from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacro_Monte_di_Varallo and https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1280&bih=590&ei=xKD8WpPpHYKc5wL_gJoI&q=the+widow+of+nain&oq=the+widow+of+nain&gs_l=img.3..0j0i24k1l6.2857.6126.0.6432.….0…1ac.1.64.img..8.10.1505.0..35i39k1.0.6YpqHVc_L_8#imgrc=M_GSBeG3DK1N7M:

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