Compassion Bridge… “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” Matthew 9:36
“ The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed” (Luke 4:18, NKJV).
Compassion from Christ is a bridge to somewhere. It is a bridge to hope and happiness. It is a bridge to belief and blessing. It is a bridge to recovery and righteousness. It is a bridge to forgiveness and freedom. It is a bridge to peace and productivity. It is a bridge to heaven and healing. Compassion cuts into hard hearts and softens them for our Savior.
What is your perspective of people? Are you distant and aloof, or emotional and engaged? Yes, they can be cranky and quirky, but so can you. It is a shepherd’s heart that summons us to empathy and kindness. Who in your life needs EGR (Extra Grace Required)? Extend them grace and watch God work through your compassionate care. It may be an unruly work associate, a loved one in hospice, or a prodigal child who needs your time.
Don’t shy away from showing compassion. Partner with Christ and you will have an unlimited supply from which to draw. A soul starves for want of a Savior; a body starves for want of sustenance. Compassionate Christians feed both in the name of Christ. Be a believer who builds bridges of compassion, and you will never lack people who travel to the other side. See souls like your Savior and you will be filled with His compassion.
Jesus was moved to tears for His city, “He saw the city and wept over it” (Luke 19:41).
Am I compelled by Christ’s compassion to build bridges to men and women’s souls?
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading? How will I respond?
February 28, 2021
“Being in tune with the Lord on earth prepares us for what He has prepared for us in heaven.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 28, 2021 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Proverbs 1:8 I am thinking about my mom this morning and [...]
February 27, 2021
“We say ‘no’ to self so we can say ‘yes’ to our brothers and sisters in need” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 27, 2021 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Romans [...]
February 26, 2021
“Process your emotions by speaking out loud what you feel, lest your pain control you.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 26, 2021 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Proverbs 1:8 I am thinking about my mom this morning and how to honor her [...]