Monday, January 2, 2012

Everyone needs compassion! Psalm 145:8

Good morning everyone,
Isn't it wonderful that the Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich(abounding) in steadfast love.  He made us so that we would be compassionate to each other.  In my research about compassion, I've listed several examples:  He had compassion for the child; she shows compassion to the sick; and she had the compassion to offer help when it was needed most.  The definition of compassion according to Webster is the sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it.  It isn't just seeing a problem that you run across and turning a shoulder.  It is seeing a problem and asking your Lord and Savior how you can be a part of helping solve it.  Reaching out to folks and offering up prayer before they even ask!  It is about getting your hands dirty even though you are about ready to go on a date!  Compassion takes an effort and sometimes that means getting out of your comfort zone.  Jesus Christ lived on this earth and gave us the ultimate example of how we should live out that compassion for others!  Ask the Savior to give you a heart and the wisdom to know how to help those in need.  The more you seek His face, the more He will reveal to you how you can show compassion!
Your brother in Christ,


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