Jesus had compassion on the people. Throughout the ministry of Christ, he continued to meet the needs of people. When John the Baptist was murdered, Jesus reacted not with thoughts of revenge or retribution, but the Scriptures record Jesus was ‘moved with compassion.’ Jesus recognized his original plan of ‘saving Israel’ was not working.
Chapter 21: Jesus Raises the Widow’s Son (Part 1)
SOON afterwards Jesus set out to visit the city of Nain. His disciples and many people went with him.
When they came near to the gate of the city, they saw a funeral. The deceased was a young man, the only son of a widow. Many of the people of the city were with her.
When Jesus saw the mother weeping, he was filled with compassion; and he said to her:
Then he touched the coffin; they who carried it stood still; and Jesus spoke, saying:
“Young man, I say unto thee, ‘Arise.’”
Thereupon, he who had been dead sat up and began to speak; and Jesus delivered the young man to his mother.
Solemn wonder swept through the crowd. Some said: “A great prophet is risen up among us. God hath visited his people.”
And throughout all the region this story was spread.
Scriptures: Luke 7:11-17