Christs’ Comprehensive Compassion

“I have compassion on the crowd…” said Jesus (Mark 8.2)

That crowd had been with Him three days…and context reveals the Lord was concerned that they would not make it home safely without food.

His compassion led Him to action.crowd

Jesus still loves the crowd…

To include the crowd that disagrees with you regarding facemasks.

To include the crowd that thinks Christians are idiots.

To include the crowd that despises you because of your skin color.

To include…

Well, you get it.

“God so loved the world…”

Red and yellow, black and white. Straight, gay, some mishmash of alphabet soup.

Democrat, Republican, Independent.

The crowd caused Jesus to be moved with compassion.

Moved to action.

Author: Jack Hager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for four decades. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things. Speak in churches, camps (both teen and family), civic groups, public schools, Christian schools and colleges...amazed I get to do what I get to do....favorite verse Romans 15.13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may overflow with hope."

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