So all week we have been looking at what moves the Lord.
The widow whose son was lost
The multitudes of lost in the world He walked through
The plight of those with sickness and disease
The hunger of those giving up their comfort to be in His presence
What about you – what moves you?
Are you moved with what moves Jesus?
I just love our compassionate Lord.
Would that we would treat one another with this kind of compassion.
Here is the ultimate show of Jesus’ compassion to close the week
And we can see that it was while we were powerless to help ourselves that Christ died for sinful men. In human experience it is a rare thing for one man to give his life for another, even if the latter be a good man, though there have been a few who have had the courage to do it. Yet the proof of God’s amazing love is this: that it was while we were sinners that Christ died for us.
Moreover, if he did that for us while we were sinners, now that we are men justified by the shedding of his blood, what reason have we to fear the wrath of God? If, while we were his enemies, Christ reconciled us to God by dying for us, surely now that we are reconciled we may be perfectly certain of our salvation through his living in us. Nor, I am sure, is this a matter of bare salvation—we may hold our heads high in the light of God’s love because of the reconciliation which Christ has made.
Romans 5:6-11 J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)