Last week we read a portion from Mark regarding Christ’s compassion. Christ’s compassion was present when He fed the four thousand. Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. It became so personal, reflecting on God’s compassion to us as a family as we walk this difficult road, with a more or less suffering boy. God promises He will never leave us nor forsake us.
God’s compassion is complete, perfect, sovereign and mighty. What a blessing to serve a Compassionate God!
Compassion is a feeling with and for others. It’s to love, have pity and to be merciful. God the Father provided a spiritual and eternal deliverance for sinners by giving up his own Son to die the death of the cross. What glorious compassion!!
“But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.” (Ps 86:15)
“Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.” (Ps 112:4)
“The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.” Ps 145:8
“But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.” Lamentations 3:32
“But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.” Matthew 9:36
“And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.” Matthew 14:14
“And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.” Mark 8:22
“For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” Romans 9:15