Jeremiah 31:16-17. Thus says the LORD, “Restrain your voice from weeping And your eyes from tears ; For your work will be rewarded,” declares the LORD, “And they will return from the land of the enemy. “There is hope for your future,” declares the LORD, “And your children will return to their own territory.

DO NOT WEEP (Luke 7:11)

Walking from God’s victory-straight way to Mount Tabor
Observing a funeral-the widow of Nain’s sweet son
Felled in early life-death’s evil complete
This poor woman was going to bury her son

Do not weep dear mother, young man arise
Conquering death with one quick word
A gift of compassion and a gift of love
Jesus stunned disciples and all raising one from the dead

He gives this gift to us, undeserved and free
Conquering death by His great power
Setting each one of us free, giving us what we need
The power to live a life of worth, Jesus sets us free

Every time I visit Mt. Tabor, with all of the other events that happened here I am mindful of the widow of Nain and the wonderful picture of the gift of life that Jesus demonstrates for us. Be sure to note where this small village is located and as you drive by there note that it is just an ordinary place that was changed by the power of God in Christ.

Clay Corvin 3/22/08