Luke 7:11-15, 11 Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him. 12 As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. 13 When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry.”
14 Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!” 15 The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.
Our Lord is a loving Lord and one with a heart. He has a heart that not only feels pains seeing us in sadness and also weeps with us in our sorrows. Lazarus was very close to Jesus, he died. When he reached the place Lazarus was buried, he wept along with his sisters (John 11:35,35 Jesus wept.) Hagar and Ishmael wandered in the desert of Beersheba. An angel of the Lord appeared when she cried out in pain for her son who was thirsty. Genesis 21:16-19, 16 Then she went off and sat down about a bowshot away, for she thought, “I cannot watch the boy die.” And as she sat there, she began to sob. 17 God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. 18 Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.”19 Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink. Our Lord sent Moses to deliver the Israelites from the Egyptians when He heard their cries and anguish. Exodus 3:7, 7 The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering.
Exodus 3:9-10,9 And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. 10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”
Priest Elkanah had two wives; Peninah and Hannah. Hannah was childless. Peninah used to taunt and mock Hannah about her barren womb. Hannah went to the synagogue and wept bitterly and prayed to the Lord. The all loving Lord heard her prayers and blessed her with a son named Samuel.
1 Samuel 1:13-16,13 Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard. Eli thought she was drunk 14 and said to her, “How long are you going to stay drunk? Put away your wine.”15 “Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied, “I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the Lord. 16 Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.”
Just like we forgive our children on earth, the merciful Lord forgives us our transgressions. Samson was born to fulfill the purpose of the Lord. But he committed adultery with Delilah and deviated from the Lord’s plan for him. His prayers were also answered by the Lord. We also read Jesus seeking forgiveness for those who persecuted Him(Luke 23:34, 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.) Who is capable of praying for those who mercilessly and persecuted Him and crucified Him.???It is possible to only Him who has a merciful heart, a heart full of love and is patient.
Isiah 49:15, 15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget,
I will not forget you!
These verses are written for a Lord who has a heart like that of our own mother. This is not the one who gave us birth but the promise of the Almighty Father. Just like a mother who cries for her wayward child, our Lord also cries for us when we falter. Isaiah 1:2, “I reared children and brought them up,
but they have rebelled against me.
Our Lord is one who is full of love, mercy and a compassion for us. We also know that He is one who hears our call. But think how are we as His children?? Each day our Heavenly Father warns us not to eat the forbidden fruit else you will die. He gave us statutes to walk in the right path. How much do we remember??? How much do we follow??? When our children show disobedience towards us it pains us. Similarly, Heavenly Father weeps in pain when we show disobedience towards Him. Children of God prefer the company of the enemy more than the creator Himself. Is that right, think???? What will be the end result do not wait too long to think about it??? Do not delay it for tomorrow. Tomorrow is not known to us. Think about it…