Thoughts: She was a widow. She had lost the financial and emotional support of her husband. She had lost the status of a married woman. And now she had lost her only son. He was being carried out of the city of Nain to be buried.
Yes, many people were with the bereaved mother.
“How will she ever manage?”
“I hear her husband didn’t leave her much.”
Yes, her neighbors were sorry for Huldah. But they had their own immediate concerns.
“Jeremiah, put down that toad.”
“Did you see how short Zerah’s robe is?”
“I hope the service isn’t too long. I left lentils cooking.”
Luke wrote, “God visited his people.” So he did, in the person of his Son, Jesus. Jesus told the young man to arise – and he did. And Jesus delivered him to his mother.
Discussion: If there were a Nain Daily News, what would the next headline say?
Activity: Write a verse to insert after verse 15, describing the mother’s joy.
Remember in prayer this week Francis Corera, Eunice and Bill Kraase, June Lamm, Martha Meyer, Jeff Olesen, Bill Schaper and Mildred Wyse.
Our Christian love and sympathy are with Laurie Urbach and family as they celebrate the life of her father, DeWaine L. Van Every. Visitation TODAY from 1:00 to 8:00pm at Gephart Funeral Home, Bay City. Service will be TOMORROW at 11:00am at Fremont United Methodist Church in Bay City. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.
Tonight at 6:15 and 7:30pm, our church softball will play a double header at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Birmingham.
Tonight Church Council meets at 7:00pm.
“So, What Happened in Portland?” Friday, June 3rd, at 7:00pm at Birmingham First UMC, you’ll be able to find out. Please notify the church office if you are planning on attending.
This Sunday we will celebrate our graduates, Communion and the last day of Sunday School.
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