When Jesus Landed

Read Matthew 14:13–36

Dr. Daniels had never visited Africa. He had prepared through research and interviews, but as soon as he landed, nothing was like he expected.

Smiles. Giggles. Kind comments in a language he struggled to understand. People he had never met raced toward him, offering to carry luggage, medical equipment, boxes, and gifts.

Compassion for the patients, their families, and little children without families packed Dr. Daniels’ heart. He responded to their smiles with joyful tears, knowing he was in the right place.

Jesus also knew that feeling. He landed from a boat, not a plane. He had no medical degree nor boxes of medication. But, like Dr. Daniels, Jesus had compassion for the crowd.

What happened? The sick became well.

When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick (Matthew 14:14).

Jesus came ashore with no medical equipment, but He carried the power of God. He offered it and the sick received it. They were healed.


Choose to make the world around you much better when you “land.”

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