There is a deep sadness that the Lord allows that teaches us of our care, our compassion and our love for others. For who can look at this world and the troubles of others and not ache with sadness for what we see. Our sadness taps into the very heart of God. Our sadness givesContinue reading “Sadness”
Don’t be known for what you’re against, be known for what you believe in. Be known for grace, mercy, love, care, kindness, honesty, compassion, generosity, peace, reconciliation, wisdom, humility, justice and more besides. Don’t tell the world what you’re against. show the world what you are for.
There is a hope and a longing inside all of us to find something more than meets the eye. If we have no faith in God there is a longing to discover if He is real and if not there is a hope for something more in this life that meets the eye. If weContinue reading “A Hope and a Longing”
Jesus didn’t meet prostitutes, tax collectors, sinners or drop-outs. Jesus met people with potential, people who needed unconditional love, people who required compassion, people who deserved a second chance, people who He could forgive, people just like you and me.
As Christians we are where the world meets Christ. The world will see Him in our actions, our attitudes, our responses, our judgments, our character, our words, our compassion and our love. What will the world see of Christ in you today?
We all have people in our lives who will knock us, test us, frustrate us, annoy us, push our buttons, hurt us, hate us and humiliate us. However, God tells us that our fight is not against flesh… so we have an option… we can go it alone and let these people crush us, breakContinue reading “Difficult People”
Any interaction with someone reveals, at most, just the tip of the iceberg. Everyone has a history. Everyone has open wounds and deeper hurts. We all struggle along the best we can, some of us are better at putting on the mask of “Everything is OK!” The anger, rudeness, frustration vented at us may haveContinue reading “May God Help Us All”
Lord of Compassion God of Grace Look on me And show Your face Look on me And show your pity Take me to your Holy City Prepare for me A Holy place Prepare for Jesus To plead my case For I’m a wretch And nothing bring Just simply To His coat tails cling In theContinue reading “Lord of Compassion”
When someone begs you for mercy in fear and with true repentance and your heart responds with love and compassion you get a little glimpse into the heart of God.
Lord, give me… Compassion for all those who hurt Love for the needy Grace for the unlovely Patience for the difficult Wisdom for the confused Healing for the broken Kindness for the desperate Time for the lonely Hope for the lost Sensitivity for the frightened Peace for the fearful Life for the dying Through youContinue reading “Give me…”