Matthew 14:14 “And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and He healed their sick.”
As we read the stories of Jesus while He was on earth, His compassion is so evident. He healed the sick, raised the dead, restored sight to the blind, and even met the needs of a crowd of hungry people. In one place, it says He healed all who came to Him. He treated all alike.
As followers of the Lord Jesus, we must show compassion to those who are hurting, to those who are in need of comfort, to those who are searching for answers to life’s problems. This world is full of hurting people, and they should be able to look to us for help. We may not have the resources to help all of them, but we can lift them up in prayer, and ask the Lord to meet their need.
When the world looks at us, do they see that we have been with Jesus and that we care about them?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, give us a compassion for the hurting people around us, and help them to see Jesus in us.
Devotion by Anne Johnston