Psalms 145:8,9 The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made.
Psalms 86:15 But You, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
Matthew 9:35,36 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Jesus saw the crowds. He saw their lost and fallen world. His
heart broke for them. He saw them follow Him even though they had no food so He told His disciples to feed them. He gave them food for their bodies as well as food for their souls.
His heart broke for the pain that Mary and Martha felt when they lost Lazarus. He wept for them just as He wept for what He would endure for them and us. He wept over Jerusalem. They, the people, rejected Him when He could have eased their pain and suffering.
Jesus feels the same compassion for us today. He knows the hurts and suffering that we endure, just as He endured. He offers us a comfort in the midst of trials if only we would accept it. His love is no different today than when He walked this Earth.
Jesus sees us now just as He saw the crowds then. He is still
teaching. Now, He is teaching through His Word and His people. We are doing the hands on teaching, just as He did.
When we teach through our lives and words and actions, we emulate the greatest Teacher ever. We offer to the lost world a better way. We offer to the hurting world, a healing Savior. Jesus doesn't expect us to be completely versed and knowledgable of His Word but He does expect us to have His Word hidden in our hearts so that we will be able to share His compassion with those He brings to us.
When we cast the Bread of Life on the waters, He has promised us it will not return void. We will offer manna and He will make it into life giving Bread. We will offer a drink and He will make it Living Water.