When the Lord saw her, He felt compassion for her, and said to her, "Do not weep." (Luke 7:13 NASB)
I love this phrase – He felt compassion!
This Greek word for compassion comes up 12 times in the gospels and 8 times it is Jesus doing the feeling.
This is a big deal to me. Jesus, the unchangeable one, the one who is the same, yesterday, today and forever, can be moved.
And what moves Him?
Well, in this case, it was a mother’s morning for her son.
He heard her heart cry for the life of her son, and compassion welled within the One who created them both, and answered the heart cry of a mom.
Jesus is not done listening to the hearts of moms and dads. Today is a great day to cry out for the life of your loved ones.
See you then.