"Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, 'I am willing; be cleansed.'" Mark 1:41
IN THIS day in age we seemed to 'moved' about so many things. But are we being 'moved with compassion?' Oh how we are to be moved with compassion over souls who are suffering, lost, destitute, locked in bondage and awaiting a sweet release by and through the Lord Jesus Christ. Are we being moved with compassion such that our hearts are broken, tears stream down our faces, our knees become worn with calluses and our souls resonate with the Apostle Paul when he said, "Oh that I would be accursed for the sake of my brethren?"
Are we marked with compassion to such a degree that we take a holy resolve and a willed stance to labor in prayer for those who are in a dry spiritual waist land with little to no true fellowship? Are we willing and open to used of God to edify the bride of Christ, His church, to call her to a more holy path and to return to her first love with eyes so fixed upon the Author and Perfector of her faith? Are you willing to reach the one?
Are we, those of us who profess Christ as our Lord and Savior, moved with compassion over the souls of anyone?
If not, our love has drawn cold, our profession is weak and our eyes are set upon things not of Christ. May we seek the heart, the eyes, the ears of Almighty God. May we grow in holiness and sanctification and this being a real work of God that affects us to such a degree that our physical bodies respond to the inward and upward call of Christ Jesus.
SI Moderator - Greg Gordon