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“For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.” - John 5:21.

Comment:

When Jesus Christ was entering a city called Nain, he met a funeral procession.  People were carrying the only son of a widow.  There was so much weeping among the people.  The devil has no pity on human beings.  His mission is to kill and destroy (John 10:10).  After depriving the widow of her husband, he went ahead to kill her only son in a bid to cause her to blaspheme and turn away from the service of God.  As proof that her distress was not caused by God Almighty but by the devil,  Christ stopped the funeral procession, and, touching the bier, said: “Young man, I say unto thee, arise.” (Luke 7:14)  Then “he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother”. Christ not only restored the man to life but restored all the man's faculties such that he could speak immediately.  As a result, many people glorified  God, as it is written: “ And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, “That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.” (Luke 7:16).  The point is that God allows certain events to come to pass so that some greater good will come out of it.  While human beings may see such as calamities, but to God they are opportunities to build people's faith, to teach people righteousness, and to manifest His greatness among men.

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