healing tears

Jesus called his disciples and said, “I have compassion on the crowd, because they’ve already stayed with me three days and have nothing to eat. I don’t want to send them away hungry, otherwise they might collapse on the way.” [Matthew 15:32 CSB]

What image do you see when the disciples report about the compassion of Christ?
Do you read words "moved by compassion" and wonder how they knew he was being moved?
Ever think about a Jesus who walked around being confronted by devastation?

How is he moved as he heals "the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute, and many others"?
Do you see him weeping as people who are in such pain are laid at his feet?
Can you envision the healing tears of the son of God? Can you see the compassion of the Lord?

In Hebrews we read about a High Priest who is touched with the feeling of our infirmities.
The eternal compassion of Jesus astounds and touches me deeply.
When I pray I picture him right there with me helping and interceding on my behalf.

As I walk through life I imagine him cheering me on to greater things.
When I hurt I know that He hurts with me feels everything that I feel.
His compassion is great and without comparison - for me and people in the world.

I am in awe of his compassion for on the crowds and on me.
And with those crowds I glorify God for the gift of His son in my life.
I do not know where I would be without the compassion of my friend Jesus.

I am unworthy of your compassion Lord. I thank you and give glory to your name.

... this devotion is part of the Red Letters series. Click here to read more.

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