Have you ever had a “jump seat counseling” session with a fellow F/A and found yourself feeling like you were deeply feeling the very pain he or she shared with you?
Imagine feeling that for every human being ever born.
The Lord of the Universe is moved by humankind’s miseries. God not only weeps over our lostness but in Christ He extends Himself to find us. This is the definition of compassion, not only being affected by someone’s suffering but acting to relieve that suffering.
All the healings in Christ’s ministry and, much more, His ultimate sacrifice on the cross to save our fallen and fatally wounded souls are examples of this love in action, this divine willingness to enter our place of pain and do something about it.
“And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.” -Luke 22:44 (ESV)