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Raising of the Widow's Son



Raising of the Widow of Nain's Son by Lucas Cranach

Jesus and his disciples are going to the town of Nain. As usual, a large crowd of people are following him. The town is not very big. In fact today the town of Nain is a small town.

As they near the gates of the city, they meet a funeral procession. The only son of a widow has died and they are preparing to bury him. The woman is weeping. Her husband has died and now she has lost her only son. A crowd of grieving friends are trying to comfort her.

Jesus knows how heart-broken she is and feels sorry for her. "Don't cry!" he says.

But he can do more than just tell her not to cry. He goes over to the stretcher or stand on which the body lies. The people carrying it stop. Jesus reaches out and touches the casket.

He says to the dead man, "Young man, I say to you, arise."

To the astonishment of the onlookers the young man sits up and starts talking! Jesus gives him back to his mother. Oh, what joy she feels! Her son's life has been restored!

Those who see what has happened are afraid. They have never seen such a manifestation of power.

They say, "A great prophet has arisen among us and God has visited his people."

Throughout the countryside people start talking about the dead man who has been made alive again. Who is this man who can perform miracles such as this!

This is the eleventh recorded miracle of Jesus.

Luke 7:11-17

Zip Code 0070




Memory Hook

Our memory story for this miracle will describe the poor widow. She is dressed poorly, but it is the best she has, even though it has been patched several times. She has forgotten to take off her work apron which is tied around her waist.

As she hurries out the door this morning she grabs a can of warm 7 Up and puts it in the pocket of her apron. The funeral procession is right in front of the post office which has a red carpet leading over to the elevator. The carpet has white stripes on each side.


waist+7 = Luke 7
(0070)

This zip code means the account is not found in the gospels of Matthew or Mark (00) found only in the 7th chapter of Luke (7) and not found in John (0)

(Remember this hook)
  • Head = Matthew
  • Arms = Mark
  • Waist = Luke
  • Feet = John

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The Miracles of Jesus

Water to Wine

Nobleman's Son

Catch of Fish

Healing of Demoniac

Peter's Mother-in-Law

Leper Healed

Down Through the Roof

Paralytic

Crippled Hand

Centurion's Servant

Widow's Son

Blind Dumb Man

Jesus Calms the Storm

Gadarene Demoniac

Bleeding Woman

Jairus' Daughter

Blind Demoniac

Feeding of the 5000

Jesus Walks on Water

Syrophoenician

Deaf Dumb Healed

Feeding of the 4000

Blind Man

Boy With Demon

Tax Money from a Fish

Man Blind From Birth

Mute Man

Stooped Woman

Man with Dropsy

Lazarus Raised

Ten Lepers Healed

Blind Bartimaeus

Fig Tree Cursed

Malchus' Ear Healed

Second Catch of Fish
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