Friday, 1 July 2016
DCLM Daily Manna, July 1 2016 by Pastor Kumuyi - His Matchless Compassion
Topic: His Matchless Compassion [July 1, 2016]
Text: Luke 7:11-18
Key Verse: "And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not" (Luke 7:13).
Jesus, at every point, has always had compassion. He went into a city called Nain and saw a funeral procession. A man, the only son of his mother, who was a widow, had died and this threw the city into a sorrowful mood. His mother was weeping uncontrollably and a large crowd from the city was with her. The loss of her only son meant she had nothing in her future except a life of childlessness and loneliness and misery. When Jesus heard her story, He had compassion on her.
When you see other people in agonising pain of life, do you feel concerned about their situation like Jesus? The Lord could not look away from the plight of that woman nor accuse her of being the cause of her predicaments. Ordinarily today, people would attribute the death of her husband and son to her. Some might start preaching to her right there, like Job's friends. But Jesus had genuine concern for her. Why did He tell her to stop weeping? Was it wrong for her, as a mother, to weep at the funeral of her son? No. But Jesus wanted to show that her sorrow would be turned to joy.
When you come in contact with Jesus, your situation will turn around for the better. Jesus has the power to give life to the dead and call those things which do not exist as though they did. Jesus touched the open coffin and spoke to the body. Immediately, the man, who was dead, sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother. Fear gripped everybody there and they began to glorify God. Jesus could speak to something dead and bring life to it. He is able to look at your problem and speak life into it.
Thought for the day: Be always loving, tender- hearted, full of sympathy and compassion
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DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.