Compassion for Others!

Compassion is a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering. Several stories in the Bible depict the compassion Jesus had for others. I have wondered for years why people don’t seem to have compassion for others as they did in the past. Have we become numb to horrific disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, fires, and floods that devastate people’s lives. Are we more concerned about ourselves than others? I don’t have the answer, but I do know that I pray for the entire world to share God’s love, compassion, kindness, and grace with others.

Jesus gives us an excellent example of how His heart overflowed with compassion.

“A funeral procession was coming out as Jesus approached the village gate. The young man who had died was a widow’s only son, and a large crowd from the village was with her. When the Lord saw her, his heart overflowed with compassion. “Don’t cry!” he said. Then he walked over to the coffin and touched it, and the bearers stopped. “Young man,” he said, “I tell you, get up.” Then the dead boy sat up and began to talk! And Jesus gave him back to his mother.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭7:12-15‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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