Matthew 20:30-34 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

Every human being needs compassion. Not just the feeling of compassion, but the genuine healing power of compassion. The biblical kind of compassion is not of this world. There is a worldly kind of compassion that is not to be despised, but it is only of a temporal nature. There is no eternal, lasting value to it. Jesus Christ is The Incarnation of the compassion of The Father. The compassion of Jesus is a gospel-centered compassion. It is the kind of compassion that ministers to the entire person – spirit, soul and body. When the two blind men cried out to Jesus for mercy, Jesus answered the cry for mercy with a demonstration of healing. But His healing touch reached deep down into their souls, for they received their sight and followed Him.

When a person receives the compassionate touch of Jesus Christ, they will follow Him. The compassionate touch of Jesus includes miracles of healing, but is much more than that. It is the healing of the soul. Jesus does not look at our planet the way that fallen human beings do. “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.” (Matthew 9:36) Most certainly He is grieved by our sin and rebellion against His Father. But the reason for that rebellion is our spiritual blindness and hardness of heart. And the only cure for sin is the compassion of God through faith in Jesus Christ. Five times the Psalmist refers to The Lord as being full of compassion Psalm 78:38, 86:15, 111:4, 112:4, 145:8). Jesus never runs out of compassion. He is ever looking to dispense His compassion towards those who turn to Him.

May The Father grant to writer and reader alike a fresh revelation and manifestation of the compassion of Jesus Christ today. We need it, and so does every person we come into contact with. Selah