Yesterday, I wrote about Sister Connection and the Burundian widow we're now sponsoring.
One of the blogs I read regularly is Scot McKnight's blog, Jesus Creed. In today's post, Scot reflects on the missional Jesus (27th in the series on Missional Jesus). He points out that Jesus understood and cared for widows. After all, Jesus' own mom was a widow and probably quite poor.
For the full post visit Jesus Creed.
Scot shares this story about Jesus helping a widow who'd lost her son:
Not long after that, Jesus went to the village Nain. His disciples were with him, along with quite a large crowd. As they approached the village gate, they met a funeral procession—a woman's only son was being carried out for burial. And the mother was a widow. When Jesus saw her, his heart broke. He said to her, "Don't cry." Then he went over and touched the coffin. The pallbearers stopped. He said, "Young man, I tell you: Get up." The dead son sat up and began talking. Jesus presented him to his mother. (Luke 7:11-15, The Message)
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