Jesus... saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them. — Mark 6:34
He carried the people’s sorrows. When He looked upon grief, He felt grief in His own soul. When He looked upon the great throng of people who flocked after Him and saw among them so many suffering ones – lame, sick, blind, palsied – His compassions were stirred. That same compassion exists still in the breast of the risen Lord in glory. He did not lose His tenderness of heart when He was exalted to heaven. “We have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities.” It ought to be a great comfort in any sorrow of ours to know that from heaven Jesus looks upon us in deep sympathy, and that His compassions are stirred by every pain and need of ours.
The special thing in this company that so moved Christ was that the people were as sheep not having a shepherd. Many men seem prosperous in our eyes, and yet when Christ looks upon them He is moved with compassion because they know not God.