What Jesus Did! 'Compassionate Eyes' — Mark 3:1

Friday, February 12, 2016

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Another time Jesus went into the synagogue. In the synagogue there was a man with a crippled hand.
— Mark 3:1 NLT
Illustration of Mark 3:1 NLT — Another time Jesus went into the synagogue. In the synagogue there was a man with a crippled hand.

Key Thought

Jesus touched many people with his compassion, care, healing, comfort, and teaching. How did he reach so many people? Some came to him for healing because they had heard of his power over demons and disease. Others, however, were simply present and Jesus saw them with his "compassionate eyes." He looked into their eyes, their lives, and their hearts and then he acted to make a difference in their lives. Will we see and act to bless those around us who need Jesus' compassionate care?

Today's Prayer

Father in heaven, please help me to see those who need Jesus' touch of grace and then to share your love in a personal way with them. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Mark 2:1-5
  • Mark 10:17-25
  • Luke 19:5

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.