A man gets beaten by robbers and left to die along the road. A couple “religious” people pass by without helping. A Samaritan comes upon the half dead man and has compassion on him. He binds the man’s wounds and pays the inkeeper for his care. The Samaritan had mercy on the man.
We who are beaten and bloodied by the attacks of the devil, the world, and our own sinful flesh, lay by the road of life. Who will help? For we cannot help ourselves.
Thanks be to God that our Good Samaritan, Jesus does not pass us by. He has compassion on us and binds up our wounds with His own wounded, bloody hands. He pays the price to care for us with His own life on the cross. He has mercy on us all!
These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, Nebraska. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn