Today's devotion for today is based on Matthew 9:35,36, "Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd."
Compassion. There often isn't much of it in our dog-eat-dog world. Survival of the fittest, win at all costs, look out only for yourself. That is how those of the world think. Show compassion; that's only for fools.
But our Bible reading for today tells us that Jesus had compassion for people when he lived in this compassionless world. He healed the sick and injured. Most compassionately of all, he preached and taught the good news of free forgiveness and eternal life to souls burdened by guilt and sin.
Since we are on the receiving end of God's compassion, we, in thankfulness, show others compassion with our words and actions. You can't heal the sick as Jesus did, but you can tell a burdened soul about a compassionate and forgiving God.
Please pray with me, God thank you for treating me daily with compassion. Help me to share your compassionate love with others. May they see your compassion and love through me. In Jesus' holy name, I pray. Amen.