Heart Full of Compassion

by Pastor Savenit Polo

Matthew 9:35-38

Jesus went through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease in the people. And seeing the multitudes, he had compassion on them; for they were helpless and scattered like sheep that have no shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “To the truth the harvest is many, but the laborers few. Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest.

If we look at Jesus’ entire ministry on earth, there is no doubt that his earthly ministry focused on caring for people. In fact, his mission was to heal, rescue, save, and preach the good news of salvation. Jesus focused on doing His Father’s will and serving the people.

The biblical text says that the people were like sheep who had no shepherd. Everything indicates that the messiah was born to fill that void, to provide hope where there was none. What a great example for us to care for the people who live around us!

Jesus cared about the people, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. A sheep without a shepherd cannot get to good pastures. Sheep do not have the ability to seek fresh and abundant pastures on their own. Therefore, they must be directed and cared for by someone. Sheep must be directed to the right place in order to feed well.

His example is worthy of imitation. Not only for those in a leadership position, but for every believer. We have a task to do and God is willing to give us the strength to accomplish it. That task is to fulfill our assignment to show love and build the lives of others.

Let’s live the example of Jesus.

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