More Zac Poonen Quotes
More Zac Poonen Quotes
Preached by Rev. Dr. Suresh Ramachandran Senior Pastor of Mount Carmel Church, Bellwood, Sri Lanka
When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” – Luke 7:13
My friend, there is no trial, difficulty or challenge we face today that our Lord Jesus cannot identify with. The moment we experience a trial, right there and then, because He “was in all points tempted as we are” (Hebrews 4:15), He feels it too and is able to sympathize with our weaknesses.
Jesus’ compassion for you is the same compassion He felt for the widow at Nain when He saw the dead body of her only son being carried out of the city gate to be buried. (Luke 7:11–15) It must have been terrible for her to experience the death of her only son after having already experienced the death of her husband. What a horrible thought to be left all alone in the world with no means of support! When Jesus saw her, He was moved with compassion and said to her, “Do not weep.”
Now, some religious leaders might also be moved to approach her, but only to say, “Look sister, something is terribly wrong. Your husband died. Now, your only son has died. You must find out what is wrong. You better ask God what sin you have committed and repent. Or perhaps there is a curse in your life that needs to be broken.”
Isn’t it beautiful that Jesus did not extend more confusion or condemnation toward her? He only extended His compassion to her, telling her, “Don’t weep.” This same Jesus will also come to you when you are most distraught and say, “Don’t cry.”
And Jesus’ sympathy does not stop at “Oh, you poor thing! I am so sorry about what has happened to you.” No, His sympathy will move Him to give you the miracle you need in your life. That is why He raised the widow’s son back to life!
Beloved, rest in the truth that He who is seated at the Father’s right hand today understands what you are going through and sympathizes with your weaknesses. The compassion of Jesus toward you causes Him to breathe life into your dead situation and turn it around for your good!
Jesus, who understands what you are going through, will also breathe life into your dead situation!
In John 13:34-35,
Jesus instructed us—His followers—to love others:
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.”
As Christ believers, learning to walk in love should be a very high priority.
Unfortunately, we often love others only superficially—that is, we talk love, but don’t live love.
James 2:15-16 addresses this problem: “Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, ‘Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?”
❤ If you say that you love someone, but don’t express it by what you do, then that “love” is worthless. Indeed, it isn’t even real love. ❤
Likewise, 1 John 3:17-18 asks, “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Continue reading LOVE Unexpressed Is Not LOVE At All !!
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
for His steadfast love endures forever!-1 Chronicles 16:34
Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon His name; But wait, there’s more!