Thursday, January 8, 2015

Our Compassionate Christ

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

On a certain day, Jesus went from one “sea” to another. He stepped off a boat on the shore of the Sea of Galilee into a Sea of Humanity. What we must keep in mind is that on this occasion, Jesus had crossed Galilee to escape the crowds of people surrounding Him. He needed a little R & R. He needed anything except to get right back into His teaching and healing ministry. But Jesus had compassion on them, and His love for them overcame His need for rest. 

I’ve often thought of the many people that Jesus “touched” during His earthly ministry. We have no biblical record that a “Thank You” was offered for their healing, but He went right ahead and healed them anyway. It appears most of those He healed were more concerned with being healthy than holy, but He healed them anyway. Many of those who cried out for bread on that day would cry out for His blood in a short time, but He fed them anyway. A vast majority who listened to His words would soon reject His teaching, but He taught them anyway. Jesus was moved by His compassion on them. He has compassion for you and me too!

Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things. Mark 6:34 

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