What We Believe About the Life and Character of Jesus - Week 5

Jesus often faced large crowds with many demands - even as he was growing tired.  His first response was to show compassion.  He recognized that the people were like sheep without a shepherd.  How easily he could have become frustrated that they did not know who he was.

Jesus's example should lead us to take the day's circumstances as they are given to us, rather than growing anxious in how our schedules are broken.  We are to realize that Jesus surrendered his will for that of his Father's, and we are called to do the same.  Jesus's compassion for us as individuals should change how we prioritize our lives, our sacrifice, and our service to others.