Daily Devotional

Moved with Compassion


Scrunched in the seat of a pedal rickshaw in India, I observed the masses of humanity pressed together on the narrow street. The sound of horns, the smell of fumes, and the sight of chaotic bustling overwhelmed my senses. Struck by the scene, I wondered what God thought while looking at such a crowd. Then I thought of Matthew 9:36: “When Jesus saw the crowd, he had compassion on them.”

Jesus’ response to the people revealed the vision of God. The word compassion in Greek indicates a gut-wrenching burden for people. That burden led Jesus to send ...

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