Compassion is an emotion of deep sympathy or sorrow for another who is experiencing misfortune and pain. It includes a desire to ease or even alleviate burdens and distress. Jesus was often moved to compassion and would heal physical and spiritual suffering.
“The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made.”Psalm 145:9 (NIV)
John chapter 9 gives a wonderful account of healing, faith, and the compassion of Christ. Jesus passed by a man who was blind from birth. His disciples asked, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” (Jn. 9:1) They made the same assumption Job’s friends had made, that sin was the cause for the poor man’s sightlessness. Jesus informed His companions that neither the man nor his parents had sinned to cause the disability.
In an act of great compassion, the Lord made clay with His saliva…
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