35 For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; 36 I was naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me [with help and ministering care]; I was in prison, and you came to Me [ignoring personal danger].’
The whole work of Jesus was with filled with compassion. Whether he fed people or healed the sick and he took care of those who were around him.
Matthew 7: 12
The bible also says that you should unto others as you may want them to do unto you
If you have been to Kenyatta National hospital during lunch hour, it is always full. People flock to go see their loved ones. Every time I went there I would meet a gentleman who always with a bible in hand and would come to pray for the sick.
Some have been here for months. He would diligently come see them and he would speak life and pray for them. Some people waited for him because they had no one else.
When did you see a stranger and invited them in, a prisoner and you visited them or see a hungry person and you fed them.
God recognizes the good works we do. When we clothe the naked, feed the hungry and take care of those who are sick. He sees it when we do it because we are the hand of God extended to others.
These things seem farfetched till they happen to us or a close relative. It is like grieving, you may think you do not know what to say when that happens to someone else, but when it happens to us we understand what it means to have someone there for us.
Let us allow God to change our hearts of stone and greed so that we have compassion for others just as Christ did for us. If you remember the good Samaritan story ( Luke 10: 25-37), the Pharisees came saw the injured man and passed by, a Levite came and left him there but a stranger who was deeply moved with compassion helped him. May we be changed and be filled with such compassion because we are the hands of God here on earth.