Jeremiah 31:7-9; Psalms 126:1-6; Hebrews 5:1-6; Mark 10:46-52
A young lad arrived home from school much later than usual. His anxious mother asked him where he had been. The boy replied, “On my way home I saw a little girl crying because a wheel had come off her tricycle. I stopped to try to help her.” “But my dear, you couldn’t fix your own bike when a wheel came off. How could you help that little girl?” To which the boy replied, “Well, I couldn’t fix her trike, but I could help her cry.”
God, through Jesus Christ, has given Himself to us in such great love that He has made it possible for us to have compassion. And this is largely what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ: to feel and express compassion.
We see this in the life of Jesus Christ Himself. You can open the Gospels at any point and read just a few verses and you find yourself caught up in this fact: Jesus Christ was…