And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. (Mat 9:35-36 KJV)
It is obvious when we read the Bible that Jesus has a lot of compassion for people He meet. He sees people and He meets their needs. He is combining His preaching and teaching with a heart of compassion towards people.
When Jesus saw the multitudes, the Bible says, He was moved with compassion. He saw that they were hurt and that they were suffering. It did not pass Him; He was very observant and very compassionate.
That means that Jesus has the same compassion for you also. He has not changed. He sees you and He cares for you.
Moses and the burning bush
There is a story in the Old Testament where Moses was out taking care of his sheep when he saw a bush burning without being consumed by the fire. Moses felt Gods presence and God spoke to him from the burning bush. He said:
And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; ……..
(Exo 3:7-8 KJV)
God told Moses that He has surely seen the affliction of His people. Their suffering had not passed His eyes. And He had a solution. He was going to take them out of Egypt into the Promised Land; where they could enjoy freedom, healing and provision from God. God planned the greatest exodus we have seen in order to save His people from destruction.
In the New Testament, Jesus looked at the multitudes with compassion. He wanted to take them out of their “Egypt” – out of oppression and darkness. And in order to give freedom to us He was going to pay with His own life. He died so we could live a life in freedom. Believing in Jesus and receive His life is to receive freedom from our bondages.
In Jesus we are free from depression, in Jesus we are healed from sickness and in Jesus we are saved from death. Jesus is our promised land!