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He Felt Compassion #4

"I feel compassion for the people because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat.” (Mark 8:2 NASB)

Here we see crowds who have been following him around and listening to His teaching for 3 days. Hunger is setting in.

I have always wondered if this was the first stop for a meal, or if everybody came with 2 days food. Were they so amazed by Jesus and His teaching that they had not noticed until 3 days had passed that they were hungry?

In any case, Jesus feels compassion for these who have physical limitations, walking in flesh and living with natural needs.

Sometimes I think we expect of ourselves more than is humanly possible.

Have you ever tried to – oh – I don’t know – pray all night long and find yourself nodding off.

Or perhaps you have set out to fast only to find yourself nibbling on munchkins before noon.

You’re like – I can do this – but Jesus is thinking  - let’s bring lunch in before they all faint.

He has compassion on our humanity. Like is says in Psalm 103, He knows our frame – that we are dust, like the grass we wither and fade.

BenThank you Jesus that you have compassion on our frailties.

Thanks for stopping in today.


0 thoughts on “He Felt Compassion #4

  1. Debbie

    I liked the idea that maybe they were so taken by His teaching that they didn't realize 3 days had passed and they were getting hungry. His teaching probably filled them up. Thanks for helping us see that He knows our frailties . .. and that's okay! God bless you!


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