“He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastlsement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:3-6). Beloved these verses give us a deep insight to the character and heart of Jesus. ”But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”( Matthew 9:36-38). He was a man moved by compassion not just pity. Pity sits around and feels sorry for people , but compassion gets up and does something about it. “Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.” (Luke 4:40). He kept working after quitting time. Jesus was always a faithful witness, even unto death. He even witnessed to the Thief on the cross when he was dying. “and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,” (Revelation 1:5). He was focused, and motivated by Love for God his Father, and for us.“We love him because he first loved us.” (1 John 4:19). He was the ultimate manifestation of God and his love.
Would you say this prayer with me? Dear Jesus, please help me to have more of your love and more of your spirit, and help me to see others as you see them, and be moved with compassion as you are. I ask you to forgive me for my sins and come into my heart. I want to go to Heaven to be with you. In Jesus Name I pray , Amen !