The Bible contains many stories
about compassion - the restoration of Job's family and possessions, healing's of all
descriptions, and even the raising of Lazarus from the dead.
When you show compassion for
someone you show pity and deep sympathy. God, our Father, has compassion on us. Were it
not for God sending Jesus to die on a cross, we would be hopelessly lost and not know
about His grace. As we (the children of God) are part of Him; we are the outward
expressions of His Love. God wants His children to show compassion to others; sinners and
Think of ways you could put
compassion into practice. Do you have a friend who is going through some emotional
trials right now? Let him/her know that you care for them and that you will gladly listen
if they just need to talk. No judgment or advice need be given. Help a homeless person on
the street by inviting them into your home for a meal or to a nearby restaurant and buy
them a meal. When you are finished eating tell them that God Loves them and that you'll be
praying for them. God wants us to Love the "unlovely".
We always say "I could help so
and so and do such and such. But...I don't have time today. I'll do it next week."
Don't wait. The time to show compassion is now!
I Peter 3:8 - Finally, all of
you should be in agreement, understanding each other, loving each other as family, being
kind and humble.
Zechariah 7:9 - This is what the
LORD ALL-POWERFUL says: Do what is right and true. Be kind and merciful to each other.
Prayer: Dear Father
let me show Love and be merciful and compassionate even as I want to receive the same.