Imagine Day 12


Today’s Scripture: “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” - Matthew 9:36

Today’s Thought: I wonder what the disciples thought when they saw the crowds? Oh great! We’ll be here all day, and my feet are already killing me! How in the world will we move Jesus through this crowd? I wonder if He’ll want us to  nd food for everyone? Perhaps they were much more generous than some of us would be. However, Matthew tells us what Jesus thought when he saw the crowds. He thought about how much these helpless people needed Him. He could heal them, save them, change their eternities. But before He had compassion on them, he saw them. He saw their histories, their failures, their sickness. He saw their broken hearts, their hopelessness, their confusion. And He was moved with compassion.

Today’s Prayer: Dear compassionate Lord, You still want to heal, save, and change eternities! Open the eyes of my heart, Jesus, and help me to feel the compassion You feel for those in my community, in my workplace, at my school. Daily remind me that You are still the answer to every need in our world today!