The dead man sat up and began to talk. Luke 7:15, NIV
In Luke 7, Jesus entered the town of Nain as a funeral procession was exiting the city. A young man had died, and his widowed mother was grief stricken. A crowd came together to wail with her and comfort her. Jesus approached the bier, gazed at the corpse, and said, “?Young man, I say to you, get up!’ The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother” (verses 14-15, NIV).
I wonder what he said? Perhaps it was “Where am I?” or “What happened?” Or maybe he said, “I felt I was in heaven! What am I doing back here?” Or perhaps he looked up at Jesus and said, “Thank You!”
The point is, whenever Jesus gives us a new beginning, we start to talk. We can’t keep our fresh start to ourselves. When the Lord helps us make a turnaround in life, we want to praise Him. When He brings us through a difficult season, we want to testify of His faithfulness. When we come to a place of fresh commitment to Him, we should tell others all He has done.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!
Come, we that love the Lord, and let our joys be known. Isaac Watts, “Marching to Zion”
Luke 7:11-17 – In Depth – Pastor Chuck Smith – Bible Studies