It Grieves God
Jesus Was Moved – Part 2
Scripture Reading: Matthew 15:29-37
Key Verse: Matthew 15:32
Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.”
Picking up where we left off yesterday, let’s zero in on our hearts. If Jesus felt compassion so deeply about people going hungry, shouldn’t we? Jesus was feeling this for people that had been hungry for a short period of time. How would He feel about those who have been hungry most of their lives? I’m sure you agree, Jesus feels deeply, to the point of grieving over those that have to wake up, as well as go to bed, hungry!
All of us would do something if we had a nearby neighbor that was starving to death. We would be moved by compassion and start to organize a plan to feed this family. However, when our “neighbor” is not nearby or out of our sight, it’s easier to simply feel but not act in their behalf.
God wants us to be moved to action for the hungry of our world. Yes, there are thousands that are in need of food in the state in which we live. Yes, there are millions that are starving in the world in which we live. Is there any doubt in your mind of the truth of these statements? If you believe that people, wherever they live, are in need of food and clean water, take action—do something! We can’t fix the whole problem of hunger, but each of us can fix a piece of the problem!
Father, I am determined to be a part of the solution of hunger in our world. I will go in your name and trust for your wisdom. In Jesus’ name, amen.