“Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.” Matthew 9:36
This summer I finally got around to having my eyes tested. My wife said, “Your ears need a little attention too!” To which I responded, “Hey, do you want me to tell you how beautiful you look or how loud you talk.” Well, truth be told, both need attention.
When it comes to 20/20 vision, Jesus has it. In fact, He sees people inside and out! Not only does He see everything perfectly, He sees it with His eyes and His heart. And the ‘eyes of His heart’ see with compassionate care.
In an age of godlessness, pastors need to see people. People are distressed and dispirited. Many are confused. Some are distressed because of their own sinful choices. Others are dispirited by the compromises and apostasy of religious leaders.
The Good News is this… the Great Physician, gives perfect vision to His servants. With eyes and hearts wide open, may we see and minister to people in need of the compassionate care of the Gospel.