Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Compassion Dosn't Stop - John 9

John 9
A Man Born Blind Receives Sight
1 Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. 4 I[a] must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
6 When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. 7 And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.
8 Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind[b] said, “Is not this he who sat and begged?”
9 Some said, “This is he.” Others said, “He is like him.”[c]
He said, “I am he.”
10 Therefore they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?”
11 He answered and said, “A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of[d] Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and I received sight.”
12 Then they said to him, “Where is He?”
He said, “I do not know.”
Jesus said to me today, "Let me show you what it means to be compassionate."

Ok, so I looked up what compassion means and it is having "consiousness of someone's problems and the desire to alleviate them". Jesus knew this mans issues and felt mercy for him and healed him. He healed him despite the fact that on that day it was the Sabbath and what he did was considered illegal.

"Compassion dosn't stop for the Sabbath." is what the Lord said to me today. "How could that man have rest, with no peace, no means of protecting himself, no means of making a living."

So compassion is about helping ANYONE at ANY time, because it is an act of love when you show mercy to someone in need.

What an act of God's love, being compassionate.


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