April 28, 2011
|Eyes Of Compassion
Eyes Of Compassion
2 Kings 5:1-14
We have only to look at this story to see the importance of a witness. The Young maid (unnamed) but so important to God and his purpose, was kidnapped by Syrian forces and brought back to be a slave. Without a doubt she had witnessed the loss of one or both of her parents. Now she found herself a slave working in the household of "Naaman ..captain of the host of the King of Syria..a leper...". I'm sure she had every reason (humanly speaking) to hate her captives.
Yet, notice her witness, "...Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy."
How could she be concerned for one who had caused so much pain? She had eyes of compassion which when coupled with a heart that had been given to God caused her to see with her heart and not with her circumstances.
Compassion caused her to care, her faith caused her to speak! The Lord Jesus Christ would say, "Love your enemies..." Luke 6:27, she believed and practiced his words.
She did something else that should get our attention... she was faithful to her master as a slave ... how do you know... I know it's true .... because she was believed! Her witness won the attention of her household, the King of Syria, the King of Israel, the Prophet of God, and the Lord our God! She was believed, so Naaman went and found a healing and a new life that all the money in the world cannot buy. All because of the eyes of compassion of a little girl who saw with her heart and spoke of her faith in a Living God who could and did make a difference! What do you see when look upon the masses of broken lives around you?