Compassion – we all need this – especially in the year 2020 with so many challenges, fears, anxieties, suffering, grief, pain and loss experienced by so many people around the world. We all have our own story and situation. Experiencing compassion and love from others can make all the difference in the world for each of us. You might ask – where and how could we experience ultimate compassion?
In my experience, and that of many others over the centuries, the compassion of Jesus is without question the deepest and most profound. While we typically experience Jesus’ compassion through people, are you aware that Jesus knows your pain and hurt? Can you imagine Jesus weeping with you? Is this the Jesus that you know, or would like to know? I invite you to listen to my message, an exposition of chapter 11 from John’s gospel. This is the story Lazarus, who had died and Jesus later raised back to life. This passage has the shortest verse in the Bible, “Jesus wept”. Even though Jesus knew that Lazarus would be raised from the dead, Jesus still wept. Why? This account gives a profound insight into the compassion of Christ with many applications for all of us today.