Did you know that God has a soft spot in His heart for mothers? He even likens himself to a mother several times in scripture. My favorite one is in Isaiah 66:13. It says “As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you”. Sorry guys, but mothers might just have a bit of an unfair advantage. For instance, in Luke 7:11-15, Jesus observed a huge funeral procession in the town of Nain. The scripture says, “Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him. 12 As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. 13 When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry.” 14 Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!” 15 The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.” Jesus was entering the town of Nain and observed this funeral procession. It says he observed a large crowd. He observed all these people weeping and mourning. He saw the men and women grieving, He saw the children crying, and then…he saw the mother and his heart was moved. It says his heart went out to her. He had such great compassion for her. I can just hear Him say to that poor woman, “Don’t cry.” Can you hear the compassion in his voice? It reminds me of one of my kids who has a very compassionate heart. He can be wrestling or fighting with his brothers but if he sees his momma sad or sick, he changes in an instant. He has compassion and wants to comfort his mom. Jesus’ heart was so moved by this woman that he wanted to do something for her. She didn’t even ask him to raise her son from the dead, in fact, no one did. He just chose to because the cry of a mother’s heart moved the heart of God.
This is a small excerpt of the message I preached for Mother’s Day. To listen to the entire message, click here.