Too many are like sheep having no Shepherd

But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. Matthew 9:36 NKJV.He had compassion

Truest compassion is only found in nature of God, because only God knows the full depth of an individual’s pain, need, or suffering.

Jesus presents to us the essence of His feelings for human weaknesses (Heb. 4:15), fully sensing the ravaged condition of human brokenness. As disciples we are called to learn Jesus’ heart of compassion, a depth of sensitivity that can be worked in us through the person of the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit reconditioning our hearts to be able to sense the pain of human bondage and to weep with those who weep (Heb. 13:3; Rom. 12:15).

We see in our Lord the feelings of His heart in His tears over the city of Jerusalem (Luke 19:41-44) and His tears at the tomb of Lazarus (John 11:35) these reveal more than either a sense of rejection by the people of one city or a grief over the death of a personal friend.

Jesus’ tears came as a result of His recognition of the hardness of all hearts that were blinded by their sin and for the tragedy of all mankind’s vulnerability to death.

Love sees beyond the immediate and the personal and compassionately relates to the lost, the hurting, the needy, and the distressed. It moves more and more into the dimension of discipleship flowing through a person to care for and serve others.

Have you heard from the Holy Spirit today in your heart felt desire to pray for a neighbor, a family member or perhaps asking the Holy Spirit for someone somewhere who may never hear the good news of the Gospel because they have no family, friends or neighbors who would take the time to pray for their salvation leading to true compassion for one who has no hope otherwise?

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