– Henry Drummond
Feeding the Hungry
Several times Jesus saw the crowds and had compassion on them. He said on one occasion, “I have compassion on the crowd because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. And I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way” (Matt 15:32). That is true compassion.
Healing the Sick
I don’t even need to show you a Bible verse where Jesus healed the sick. He did this so frequently that we know that much of His time was spent in doing such kind things as this. I am sure that some of these healings were due to the sins of those He was healing, because on one occasion, Jesus said that “your sins be forgiven you” and then healed them, so apparently some had sinned and caused their health issues , but Jesus knowing their heart must have seen that they were repentant.
Making the Blind to See
Sadly, the world has been blinded to the gospel by the god of this world, Satan, who’s blinded their minds so that they could not believe (2nd Cor 4:4), but Jesus opens the eyes of the blind, like God opened our eyes to see Jesus, because at one time, we were all blind, but now we see…but only due to the goodness of God.
Making the lame to Walk
Jesus made the lame to walk again, and now that they could walk, they could follow after Him, but the point is, Jesus showed love by what He did, not only by what He said. How about us? Will we spend time helping others?
When we show others mercy, even when they don’t deserve it, we’re being more like God than at any other time, because that’s what God did for us. We get what we don’t deserve; and it’s called grace, but then God doesn’t give us what we do deserve (His wrath); it’s called mercy. The woman caught in adultery was not condemned by Jesus, He simply said, “Go and sin no more.”
Jesus spent much of His earthly ministry doing good things for those who didn’t deserve it (like us), as He was feeding the hungry, healing the sick, making the blind to see, the lame to walk, and showing mercy to others like the woman caught in adultery (which the man should have been brought before Jesus too). How much time will you and I spend doing kind things for others, regardless of whether they deserve it or not?