love wrapped in power



Luke 8:54-56

Luk 8:54 But Jesus gently took her by the hand and said, “Child, get up.”
Luk 8:55 Just then her breath returned, and she got up. Then he told them to give her something to eat.
Luk 8:56 Her parents were stunned, but he ordered them to tell no one what had happened.

love wrapped in power

If the only reason for the miracles was to point to the reality of who Jesus really was, why did he raise the dead like this? Surely he would have attracted more attention by barreling into this funeral and ripping the child from her casket. But that is not what happened. He went out of his way to perform this amazing miraculous deed in a gentle, respectful fashion. Why? Well, Jesus is about much more than proving he has power over death. He is love wrapped in power. So, he approaches this scene of grief and he demonstrates not only his power over death, but also his gentleness and concern for the child and her parents. He asks these stunned parents to get their living little girl something to eat. He orders them not to disrupt their lives even further by making it their future objective to tell everyone about this incident. He came to restore peace to their broken lives, not embroil them in conflict with those who oppose him.

Thank you, LORD, for your gentle forgiveness and restoration.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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