“DO NOT WEEP” (Luke 7:14)
????1 Tim 3:1-13; Ps 101:1-2ab, 2cd-3ab, 5, 6 (R.v.2c); Luke 7:11-17
Child of God, wipe your tears! Look up and see your Savior coming. He does not want to see you in tears. He came to restore your lost hope and put a smile once more on your face.
Let your mouth shout out for joy for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel. He came for liberation; he wants to take you back to the original plan of God for you. The devil comes to destroy that plan and steal your joy but he that is in you is great than the devil (cf. 1 John 4:4).
Consider the example of the widow of Nain who just lost her only son and was on her to burial. The word Nain means a place of happiness. Now, is it not ironical to come into a place of happiness and meet sorrow and tears? So the presence of Jesus in the town changed the story from sadness to joy, from hopelessness to hope.
That is Jesus for you! He is the story changer; he wants to change your story too for the better. Are you going to give him a chance? All that is required of you is uprightness (cf. 1 Tim 3:1-13) and everything would be well again.
As Jesus went about doing good, may he come into your life to change everything that gives you sorrow. Amen.
Have a beautiful and joyful day. Peace be with you.