Bible in a Year Series - Day #284 - This post is part of a year-long series where we are reading chronologically through the Bible. Click here to learn more. You are most welcome to join along at any time.
Today's text from the ESV Study Bible: Matthew 8:1-13 and Luke 7.
Here's the description of the above scene:
"Soon afterward he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. 12 As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14 Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” 15 And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. 16 Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!” 17 And this report about him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country." (Luke 7:11-17)
When people read this account, they generally fall into one of three camps:
- Disbelief. Some see the narrative of Messiah's miracles as fiction.
- Allegory. Some see the miracles of Messiah as merely allegory for religious instruction.
- Belief. Some believe that these stories are actual eye-witness accounts to Messiah's supernatural miracles.
I am solidly in camp #3, but find frustration that I can't muster the awe that this scene certainly must have created 2,000 years ago.
Imagine the scene this would create today! I wonder how the media would portray the story?
Which camp are you in?