Compassion Bridge… “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” Matthew 9:36
“ The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed” (Luke 4:18, NKJV).
Compassion from Christ is a bridge to somewhere. It is a bridge to hope and happiness. It is a bridge to belief and blessing. It is a bridge to recovery and righteousness. It is a bridge to forgiveness and freedom. It is a bridge to peace and productivity. It is a bridge to heaven and healing. Compassion cuts into hard hearts and softens them for our Savior.
What is your perspective of people? Are you distant and aloof, or emotional and engaged? Yes, they can be cranky and quirky, but so can you. It is a shepherd’s heart that summons us to empathy and kindness. Who in your life needs EGR (Extra Grace Required)? Extend them grace and watch God work through your compassionate care. It may be an unruly work associate, a loved one in hospice, or a prodigal child who needs your time.
Don’t shy away from showing compassion. Partner with Christ and you will have an unlimited supply from which to draw. A soul starves for want of a Savior; a body starves for want of sustenance. Compassionate Christians feed both in the name of Christ. Be a believer who builds bridges of compassion, and you will never lack people who travel to the other side. See souls like your Savior and you will be filled with His compassion.
Jesus was moved to tears for His city, “He saw the city and wept over it” (Luke 19:41).
Am I compelled by Christ’s compassion to build bridges to men and women’s souls?
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading? How will I respond?
October 18, 2021
“Unity in Christ is spoken though the language of love and is facilitated by heartfelt prayer.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 18, 2021 I [Jesus] am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all [...]
October 17, 2021
“We live the Christian life in the same way we became a Christian, by grace through faith.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 17, 2021 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking [...]
October 16, 2021
“If you are always focused on the trail, you will miss the purpose for which you hike.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 16, 2021 And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and [...]