Then Jesus traveled throughout towns and villages, teaching and making his way toward Jerusalem. — Luke 13:22 NET
Jesus was always going about doing good. He did a great many miracles, but there is reason to believe that, for every miracle he wrought, He performed a thousand little common kindnesses. Our verse for the day tells the story of we know not how many of these little kindnesses as He went through the hamlets and country places. No doubt each of the villages through which He passed was enriched by His coming. He left sicknesses healed, sorrows comforted, homes brightened, children blessed. For weeks and months the people would talk about His visit and the kindnesses He wrought.
Sometimes Jesus would take a long journey just to help one person. For example, His visit to Nain was made for the purpose of meeting a mother on her way to the grave with the body of her only son. He met the funeral procession and restored the boy to his mother. We should be ready to go leagues just to wipe away a tear or give relief to a sufferer.
Mornings With God - November 20
Public domain content taken from Morning Thoughts by J.R. Miller.