Saturday, June 28, 2008
A Compassionate Savior
In the morning I have a great privilege to preach for Justin Nale, the pastor of Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church. I am going to preach on one of my favorite passages in the book of Luke which is found in Luke 7:11-17. One of the most amazing things about this passage is how it reveals the compassion of Jesus Christ. Jesus sees a woman who has lost her husband at some point (she's called a widow) and has now lost her only son. The compassionate Savior is demonstrated as He decides to raise this young man from the dead without being asked. It is His idea. He reaches out to this woman at her most desperate time and declares that He is a gracious, compassionate Savior. Hallelujah! What a Savior.