Matthew 9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

Whenever Jesus saw hurting people He hurt. He felt their needs. They didn’t even understand what their needs were but He did. They were fainting. They didn’t understand life and what was happening to them. Without an understanding of eternity most of what happens in life makes little or no sense. Life becomes a routine, a drudgery. It becomes working just to live. They needed more.

They had no one to guide them. They had religion but religion really just binds people up and makes life harder. It demands that people try harder and harder and never gives relief.

They needed someone to tell them the truth. They needed a Savior but didn’t know about Him or how to know Him.

That is the condition of the world we live in. People are hurting. They need Jesus. Life is hard. They do not know where to turn and they have no one to help them.

There are several things that we should learn from this verse.

We should pray that God will send laborers out all over the world to help people know about Jesus and what He did on the cross of Calvary.

We should pray for our neighbors, friends and even the people we do not know.

We should learn to love and feel for others.

We should become shepherds that will meet the needs of others.

What are you doing to carry the gospel to others? What will you begin doing today?

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