When was the last time you were moved with compassion for the lost? Without the Lord's compassion, we become selfish zombies.
"But when He saw the multitudes, was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd." Matthew 9:36-37
Do the multitudes bug you or move you? When was the last time you were moved with compassion for the lost? At times, I am guilty of being distracted with my own life and I need to be reminded that Jesus came for the express purpose of helping others – seeking and saving the lost! Sometimes, we get so busy in our own worlds that we lose sight of the bigger picture. Worse, we become cold, detached and indifferent to the pain, hurt, suffering, emptiness and despair that defines life for many people.
If you need to be stirred up in compassion, take some time to "see" the multitudes. The next time you're around a crowd – at the mall, airport, amusement park, local restaurant, wedding reception or driving in traffic – take some time to stare! Look at people. Make eye contact. Smile. Ponder what their lives might be like. Ask and allow the Lord to give you His heart of compassion for people.
Without the Lord's compassion, we become selfish zombies – like everyone else – just moving through life. God forbid! Today, we need the Lord to stir us up with His compassion…and we need to be moved by it! I hope this devo encourages you to share the good news with the lost people in your world.
Say This: "Father, I want to be moved with compassion for people. I have gotten cold and indifferent and I ask You to forgive me. Help me to see people the way You do. In Jesus' Name. Amen."