The widow doesn't seek out Jesus' help. She is too busy grieving and perhaps has not yet heard of the miracles He has performed. Even if she has heard of the healings, she probably doesn't know that He is capable of bringing the dead back to life. Death is, after all, a much more formidable barrier than illness. Jesus takes the initiative in this miracle out of compassion for the woman, transforming despair into hope and sorrow into joy.
Sometimes Jesus doesn't wait for us to turn to Him. Sometimes He takes the initiative out of His love for us. In what ways have you experienced this? Did you tank Him for it? Did you share the good news of God's love for you with others?