The Compassion Of Christ
"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!" (Matt 23:37; KJV)
This shows the compassionate heart cry of Jesus for the people God sent him to. Jesus longed to draw them into the kingdom of God but they resisted, stubborn in unbelief. He was moved with compassion when he saw the people lost and hurting, with no leader, no one to offer hope and solutions (Matt 9:36).
His ministry was marked by love and compassion as he forgave the woman caught in adultery (John 8:3-11), ministered to and fed the five thousand (Matt 14:13-21) and wept with the family of Lazarus over his death (John 11:35).
Jesus compassion for us was and is real, He came to earth as God the Son but he occupied a human body with the same flesh and blood we have. He is able to identify with all we go through in this life (Heb 2:14, 17, and 18). We are able to walk in the same compassion as Jesus did because the Holy Spirit dwells in us (John 14:17).
This compassion should drive us to reach out to those that are hurting and in need and in particular to the lost. Ask God to give you a divine appointment to show compassion today and as you obey, you will be blessed.