We all have moments of joy and laughter when we express our best emotions and it seems that we have forgotten all the sorrow and the burdens and then when we start the television to watch the news, we see innocent people suffering, many poor who cannot recover from their lowly estate and then do we feel the same joy? or do we tend to have pity on them? do we feel sorrowful for them? why don't they who are killing others don't feel the same, do all not react with sympathy towards them?
'that I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart. " Romans 9:2 (NKJV)
Paul expresses his great sorrow and grief for his people when he sees them alienated from God.
Jesus also reacted in a similar manner when it is said....
"But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. " Matthew 9:36 (NKJV)
What was there in the multitude that moved Jesus while others remained immovable?
When we see the corrupt and convicted politicians, the caught thief, the jailed murderer, what do we feel about them? do we say, "that's right, they should be punished severely." do we ever desire their repentance?
What do we feel about them who move around doing wrong, from the greatest cheating even to the smallest sin of anger or jealousy at home?
Jesus saw all these in the multitude and was moved with compassion, and if we have the mind of Christ and share our heart with Him, we too would be moved seeing the multitude even today.
It is often said that while using the fire extinguisher target the base of the fire and not the leaping flames, so all the chaos in this world has one base and that is alienation from God, we need to come back to Him to be blessed, the world needs to come back to the Lord to be relieved.
We need to tell all what Christ has told us for all....
"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. " Matthew 11:28 (NKJV)
Let God move our heart and help us feel for others what He feels for them.