"And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her. " Luke 7:12 NKJV

“In Nain we see two groups of people: one going into the city rejoicing, the other leaving the city weeping (Courson).” The group going to the city was rejoicing because they were traveling with Jesus.  The group leaving the city was weeping, because they didn’t know the hope in Jesus. 

It is probable that every single one of us is in one of this crowds right now.  Some are traveling to a city with Jesus, and some others are traveling to the cemetery without Jesus. If we are traveling with Jesus, our destination is that glorious eternal city that God promised to Abraham, a city not made with human hands but by God (Hebrews 11:10). Such city doesn’t need any lights because the bright light of our Lord shines throughout the city (Revelation 21:23). In contrast, if we are not traveling with Jesus the only option left is to head to the cemetery.  The inevitable destiny that we all have is death, and without Jesus there is no scape from it. For Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one goes to the father except through me (John 14:6). 

- Written by Ray Angulo