“When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd." (Matthew 9:36).
Following Christ’s Teachings by Serving the Underprivileged
Compassion was a word that was used often in the Bible to speak to the heart of Jesus. Here, it was used because He recognized their need for Him as their Savior. But in many other places, it was used to describe His genuine care for them as individual people—compassion to heal the sick, compassion to give a blind man sight, compassion to feed those who were hungry, and compassion that drove him to tears in raising a blind man from the dead.
Christ, like compassion, is the motivation behind all we do at Compassion for Life. For us, the word is a verb. Christ did not come just preaching about salvation. He put action in all that He did while He was here on Earth.
We believe that our role is to model that compassion to the underserved and underprivileged throughout the world. It is hard for anyone to hear the message of God’s love when they are watching their children die from hunger or when they do not have clean drinking water and water for personal hygiene. Compassion does not become a verb until it matures from the “I’m praying for you” stage into the action of providing the basic needs for life—things like water and food, an opportunity to provide for themselves, education, and giving hope for the future.
That is Compassion for Life—an organization that doesn’t just say that Jesus loves them, but shows them He loves them by bringing real hope and change into their lives. We invite you to come and be a part of bringing that hope and change into the lives of those who need to hear and see His love.