Morning Message of Motivation
The Compassion of Christ: 1
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
Jesus Christ was in every way tempted just as we are, yet He never sinned.
Hebrews 4:15 NIV
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are —yet he did not sin.”
Christ can feel what we feel. Jesus could understand human suffering and He was also ready to do something about it.
•Christ fed the multitude because of His compassion.
Mark 8:1 NKJV
“In those days, the multitude being very great and having nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples to Him and said to them,”
Great multitudes gathered to hear Christ preaching. The revival euphoria was so great that they even forgot about food. The meetings had continued for three days. Christ felt pity for the crowd because some of them hadn’t eaten in days.
Mark 8:2-3 NKJV
“I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. And if I send them away hungry to their own houses, they will faint on the way; for some of them have come from afar.”
Jesus Christ indeed was remarkably compassionate. Christ cared about whether the crowd would be able to make it home safely. Jesus cared about their return journey, especially those who had come from faraway places. Jesus knew there was a strong possibility that those who hadn’t eaten would faint during the long trek home. He cared enough to do something about it.
Mark 8:6 NKJV
“So He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. And He took the seven loaves and gave thanks, broke them and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and they set them before the multitude.”
Jesus blessed some seven loaves and a few fishes and fed four thousand men.
Mark 8:7-8 NKJV
“They also had a few small fish; and having blessed them, He said to set them also before them. So they ate and were filled, and they took up seven large baskets of leftover fragments.”
True compassion flows from true love.
May your heart be filled with an abundance of Christ’s compassion. May you become an instrument in God’s Hand to of help many people, in Jesus’s name.