Then he went up and touched the coffin, and those carrying it stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!” The dead man sat up and began to talk,and Jesus gave him back to his mother. They were all filled with awe and p:raised God. “A great prophet has appreared among us”, they said. “God has come to help his people.”
This is the Christmas story as well. The Good News, the story of salvation: God has come to help His people. Entering human history, God the Son, clothed in humanity has come to offer all men an eternal relationship with the Living God. The birth of Jesus led to the cross where Jesus died for the sin of all mankind, and then to the tomb where he was raised to life. Truly it is Good News, and what a great season to celebrate it and share it. Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her king.