Reading: Matthew 15:29-39
I am always amazed at the Lord’s compassion. When great crowds brought to him the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and ‘many others’ (fill in the blank, my friend) and laid them at his feet—Jesus healed them. Nobody was turned away. And what a happy sight that would have been—people praising the God of Israel for his wonderful, marvellous, miraculous works!
And yet Jesus’ compassion did not stop at performing miracle healings. He knew that those same people had been with him for three days already, and they were hungry, and He was worried that they may collapse on the way—oh yes, He gets worried about us even in our most mundane activities! Awesome! Previous to this Jesus fed the five thousand (not counting the women and children), and now, another four thousand (again, counting just the men) experienced His miracle of multiplying loaves and fish—it was so much they were all satisfied and there were seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. – Lamentations 3:22-23 (KJV)