“Jesus called his disciples and told them, ‘I feel sorry for these people. They have been here with me for three days, and they have nothing left to eat'” (Mark 8:1-2 NLT).


Jesus felt compassion for the hungry. He noticed their need and then took action to address it. We don’t read that the disciples felt compassion. When faced with human need we learn to turn a blind eye. There is so much need and we are so concerned with our own. Surely the disciples themselves were hungry too. And It’s hard to feel sorry for others when your own stomach is growling. Yet, both the disciples and the crowd were fed when the disciples obeyed Jesus. Through Jesus we become aware of the needs of others. We feel His compassion flowing. When we move to meet the needs of others in His Name, we find that our own needs are met in Him as well.
PRAYER: Dear Father, thank You for Your provision in our lives. You are so compassionate towards us. Help us to be a conduit of Your blessing to others. Move us with Your compassion to not only see the needs of others but to depend on You to help meet their needs in Jesus’ name. In the name of Jesus, we pray, Amen.