Thousands of people gathered around Jesus. These were not the upper echelon of society. They were the disenfranchised, the diseased, the paralyzed, the ignored. Jesus looked at them with compassion and told them that they were not forgotten by God. The God who created the universe held a special blessing for them. God's blessing is not reserved for the rich, famous, and beautiful people of society. His invitation is open to all who will receive it. Even you!
This sermon was delivered by Jeff Germo at Richmond Baptist Church in Richmond, BC, Canada on October 7, 2012.