Matthew 20:33-34. “They say unto Him, Lord that our eyes may be opened. So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.”
sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.“the victims should be treated with compassion”
synonyms: pity, sympathy, empathy, fellow feeling, care, concern, solicitude,sensitivity, warmth, love, tenderness, mercy, leniency, tolerance,kindness, humanity, charityOriginMiddle English: via Old French from ecclesiastical Latin compassio(n-), from compati‘suffer with.’
Jesus had such pity for people that He actually suffered with them in their pain. He had compassion on all of us, didn’t He?
This beautiful picture of Jesus simply touching the eyes that He had created is evocative of the personal, intimate way in which He wishes to interact with each one of us. He wants healing for us in more than our physical needs; He wants to heal our sinful souls, and take us to live with Him forever in heaven.
I love it that the two healed men immediately followed Him. No hesitation.