In Matthew 9:36, you learn that Jesus had compassion on (people) because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Notice the context of this verse with the previous verses in chapter 9. They reveal why Jesus had to come to earth.
Every human has needs that only God can rectify. God had one option, His Son Jesus, to come and give us a way to overcome these needs that are out of our control. A man thought he lost his daughter, a woman couldn’t be cured with medical intervention, and two men couldn’t see while another man was wrestling with spiritual demons.
How did Jesus heal them? What did they do on their part to receive His compassion and healing?
This Christmas, take the time to see, I mean really see. Jesus came on the scene to change the directory of every person ever born. God placed within every heart the desire to follow His Son. You must realize your need for a Savior, like those in Matthew 9, and then seek Him with your whole being.
Jesus made Himself available to whoever wanted to see Him. He may not be here physically now, but He continues to make Himself available to anyone who wants to see. The Holy Spirit has come to walk with every person who chooses to believe and follow Christ.
Not only is Jesus full of compassion for His sinful children, but He is also our hope. Read Isaiah 9:1-7 and be encouraged and thankful that Christ came down to us. We live in a time of darkness and despair, but God says it won’t last forever. There is a time in the future where the earth will be filled with glory. Every human begins walking in darkness, but Jesus is the great light that shines forth to lead you out of it.
Walk in His light and be free from the slavery that this world imposes upon you. A great battle is waging in the spiritual realms for your soul. Christ is calling you to rise up in Him and take a stand in the darkness. Become a Kingdom builder rather than building your own kingdom on earth.
“For a child is born to us, a son is given. The government will rest on His shoulders. He will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of His ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen!”6-7
Tap into His compassion and allow Jesus Christ to change you. He is calling you, my friend. Won’t you say yes and follow whole-heartedly the love that was willing to die for you?
United In Love is taking a holiday break. There will be no blog next Tuesday, December 28. I will post a short one on Thursday, December 30, to kick off the new year. Merry Christmas!