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He Felt Compassion #2

And seeing the multitudes, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and downcast like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” (Matthew 9:36-38 NASB)

We are looking at some of the things that move the Lord Jesus.

Today we find Him looking at the world He was moving through. The world He created. The world that would reject Him, accuse Him, condemn Him, and crucify Him.

When He looks at them, He feels compassion.

He sees their state – they are:

  • Distressed
  • Downcast
  • Sheep without a shepherd

And it breaks His heart.

He wants to share His heart with you today.

When you look at the lost around you, do you see the enemy? Do you see the opposition?

I remember a missionary friend of mine once saying to me that he landed at the airport in a foreign land, and as he stepped off the plane his heart broke because he saw masses of people lost and in need of a Savior.

If you will see through the eyes of your Savior today, you will see need rather than hate. You will feel compassion, rather than opposition. They are not the problem, they are the reason you are there with the solution.

BenDirector3CroppedStop in tomorrow and see what else moves Jesus.

Love you!


0 thoughts on “He Felt Compassion #2

  1. Caddo Veil

    This is the focus I'm working on adopting, so thanks for the specific reminder--my literal neighbors are lost and blind, and I get hurt/angry/impatient about them. I confess that I often think they "should and could" make better choices--after all, I DID. But one of the messages I heard on Sunday was that, "we do not conjure up repentance--God must grant it" (I've forgotten the scripture verse reference, sorry). So the pastor urged us to "pray for God to stir up repentance in the unbelievers' hearts". My confession is that all of this is very hard--when what I want is to just "get out of here". So, my prayer is not only that God change their hearts, but mine also (and quickly, Lord, please). God bless you and the fam, Ben--love, sis Caddo

  2. Debbie

    This is also very much for me. I need to remain compassionate and caring, even when it seems like the lost around me are never going to come to Him. If I get discouraged, it affects my attitude and prayers for them . ..not good! Thank you, Mr. Ben . .and God bless you. Looking forward to what else moves Jesus!

    1. Ben Nelson

      Thank you Deb for coming by, and for honestly assessing what is going on. It is so easy to mix up who we are fighting against and who we are fighting for.

      See you tomorrow.



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