Yesterday I wrote about Jesus being our shepherd, a role He wanted due to His mercy and compassion for us.
The compassion of Jesus can be seen throughout the whole of the Gospels however for me his encounters with two ladies of “ill repute” shows His compassion at its best.
Jesus said He had to go through Samaria, this is because He wanted to meet the woman at the well (John 4 v 4).
He met her there in the heat of the day, when she was out for water when no one else would be there.
She was a fornicator, an adulteress, a Samaritan and a woman; a person as low as you could get!
Yet Jesus went there to meet her and tell her about whom He was.
Yes, He told her about the sin she was living in, yet He did not hold this against her, He just stated the truth about her and about Himself.
He showed her great compassion by even talking to her, let alone sharing about whom He was.
And the amazing thing is that after being showered with love and compassion, and with the truth, she went into the city and became an evangelist.
The love and compassion of Jesus changes lives, it is that powerful!
Jesus was the great shepherd, full of compassion for all sheep.
And what about the second lady, well that’s the DIG for tomorrow!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you lord for the love, mercy and compassion of Jesus, and thank you that this changes lives”.
John 4 v 25 and 26…..The woman saith, unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: and when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he