This is a simplified version of the Bible story found in Luke 7:11-16, written for children to understand. For the original version, please refer to the Bible passage.
One day, Jesus and His disciples went to a town called Nain. Lots of people followed them.
As they were walking into the town, they saw a big group of people carrying a dead man. His mom was crying because he was her only son and she was a widow, which means her husband had died too.
When Jesus saw her crying, He felt very sad for her. He walked over to her and said, “Don’t cry.” Then he touched the thing that the dead man was lying on, and everyone stopped moving. Jesus said to the dead man, “Get up!” And the man sat up and started talking! Jesus then gave the man back to his mom.
Everyone was really surprised and scared. They all praised God and said that Jesus was a great prophet sent by God.
- Jesus has power over death and can bring people back to life.
- Jesus cares about our pain and wants to comfort us.
- When Jesus does something amazing, it’s important to praise God and give Him thanks.
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