He Had Compassion
"When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, 'Do not weep.'" - Luke 7:13
There is no trial, difficulty or challenge we face today that our Lord Jesus cannot identify with. The moment we experience a trial, right there and then, because He "was in all ways tempted as we are" (Hebrews 4:15), He feels it too, and is able to sympathize with our weaknesses.
Jesus’ compassion for us is the same compassion He felt for the widow at Nain when He saw the dead body of her only son being carried out of the city gate to be buried. (Luke 7:11–15) It must have been terrible for her to experience the death of her only son after having already experienced the death of her husband. What a horrible thought to be left all alone in the world with no means of support!
When Jesus saw this widow, He was moved with compassion and said to her, "Do not weep."
Where others may have asked her what she had done wrong to bring so much misery upon her household, isn't it beautiful that Jesus instead extended compassion to her, telling her, "Don’t weep."
This same Jesus will also come to us when we need his the most, love us, show us compassion, and say to us when we are distraught, "Don’t cry."
Jesus’ sympathy does not stop at "I am so sorry about what has happened to you." No, His sympathy will move Him to give us any miracle we might need in this life. That is why He raised the widow’s son back to life!
Jesus understands what we are going through and sympathizes with our weaknesses. The compassion of Jesus toward us causes Him to breathe life into our dead situations and turn it around for our good!