We come across many people who either don’t know Jesus as their Savior and Good Shepherd or who outrightly and openly reject His Lordship. In our day to day lives, when we see people who are lost, what do we do? Recently my loving wife, Sangeetha was encouraging and teaching me, as to how we should be basing our decisions by asking the question “What would Jesus do?” She not only preaches but she practices as well in this area. So as I was reading the Bible, I learned about what Jesus did, when He sees those who are without Him. When Jesus saw the people, he was moved with compassion, because they were scattered like sheep without a shepherd (Matthew 9:36).
In other words, He saw and He felt (for them). He was moved with compassion for the lost sheep. By expressing his emotions, He taught us a very valuable lesson that He did not merely see with His physical eyes, but with His Heart. That is exactly what we should be doing as well. When we see those around us without Jesus Christ, we need to see them with our heart and not our eyes. Failing to do so will make us all blind even with eyesight. When we see but not feel, we are indeed blind.
Matthew 9:35-38 (KJV)
35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
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.
37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.