Tuesday, 20 December 2016
We must have Compassion as well as Passion.
' Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” Compassion for those who are lost and in pain is a Christ like emotion and attribute. Jesus had it in abundance for the poor and needy when he was on earth and he still has it for those in the world today. We ourselves were those wretches he had compassion on! But as his servants now, he wants us to have his heart, not only to minister to those people, but also to pray to the Lord of the harvest that more labourers will enter into that work.As our Lord clearly states: 'the harvest is plentiful but the labourers are few.'