“…He gave His one and only Son…” Jesus connected with people, not because of what they did, but because of who they were. They were created in His image. They were His own. True, they had gotten themselves into a mess that was beyond human repair, but His love extended was able to see beyond. He never connected out of pity. He connected with them, on a level they could understand, because He loved them.
How are you able to connect with others?
Extended Reading Option: Mark 1:41
Extended Journal Option: What has God done in you that motivates you to come alongside someone else? What have you been through that helps you to feel the pain, or to know the struggle of another?