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Powered by 4 - February 2, 2012

  • 2012 Feb 02


Extraordinary Compassion

today's reading.
Luke 7:1-17    After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum...

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If you've ever wondered what compassion really looks like, Luke 7:11-17 is a good place to go. The entire scenario oozes compassion.

Jesus is coming into a town and as he and the disciples arrive, they are met by a funeral procession. The funeral is for the only son of a widow, so it's a pretty sad situation. The mother who's lost her son is grieving and mourning and Jesus observes the situation. Now this woman doesn't ask Jesus for anything, yet Jesus has compassion for her and He acts on it. 

So what does this passage reveal to you about Jesus care and compassion--both generally and specifically for you? What do Jesus' actions show you about responding and reaching out to hurting people? Tami W.

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