Luke, you remember, was a doctor, and had that trained mind that took in the details of the sickness and sorrow to which, doubtless, (like most doctors today), he was no stranger. In Luke 7:11 to 15, we have the story of our Lord meeting a funeral coming out of the city of Nain. It was of a dead man, the only-begotten son of his mother, and she was a widow. And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her, and said unto her, “Weep not!” And He came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say unto thee, Arise!” And he that was dead sat up and began to speak. And He delivered him to his mother.


          What sympathy, what understanding, what grace, shine forth from our Savior here. How well He knew that mother’s heart, and shared her sorrow. And He did not claim the young man to follow Him, but gave him back to the widowed mother, to be her comfort and stay. And “Jesus Christ” is “the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” He changeth not. And we will find His sympathy and love and understanding just the same today, as it was long ago outside the gate of Nain.