What Jesus Did! 'Reunion!' — Luke 7:14-15

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Jesus walked to the coffin and touched it. The men that were carrying the coffin stopped. Jesus said to the dead son, "Young man, I tell you, get up!" Then the son sat up and began to talk. Jesus gave him to his mother.
— Luke 7:14-15 NLT
Illustration of Luke 7:14-15 NLT — "Young man, I tell you, get up!"

Key Thought

Jesus speaks to the dead young man and makes him alive. Then Luke says it so beautifully, "And Jesus gave him back to his mother." Despite death, Jesus brings reunion! Despite the sorrow, Jesus brings back the joy. This one event is a preview of our future in Christ. One day, all those who are dead in Christ will hear his voice and rise from the dead with immortal bodies and join Jesus. Those believers who are still alive when Christ comes will also be changed and go to be with the Lord forever (1 Cor. 15:51-53. This event will be a day of great rejoicing as all Christians will be reunited with each other and united with their Lord.

Today's Prayer

Father, thank you for the promise of reunion with those that I love who have died before me. Thank you for their faith and Jesus' power over death that insures us reunion. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Corinthians 15:50-57
  • 2 Timothy 4:6-8
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.