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Compassion?

Therefore as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Col. 3:12 NIV




Last week, we spoke about kindness, hope you were kind for a few days - few hours! It is easy to be kind when all is going well, but when the world and all its junk start to hit us, it’s not too easy. This has been one of those weeks for me, if it could go wrong, it did! First of all the stomach critter, who is now a constant companion (I named her Hit Me with a Vengeance”). It snowed, nothing new, which triggered my sinuses (drip, drip, pound, pound, oh! what a relief it’s now!). I will not mention the gas (think I meant gold). I can’t get there before it goes up again. My dog is sick, but most of all I am missing my husband on his birthday.


Compassion is the sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings and misfortunes of others (New Oxford American Dictionary). The compassion that has been poured out on me this week has blown me away. God is good all the time, but in times of trouble He blesses us so richly. I have received calls and messages from family, friends, church members, and God. (When the Holy Spirit prompts you to call or message someone, DO IT). God always sends me so much through His Word. He sends answers when I haven’t even asked questions.


A doctor was compassionate in that he listened and really took the time to figure out what was wrong. I think he did it, too. You think maybe compassion and time really go together. Oh folks! Can we learn to just take a few minutes out of our busy days to feel compassion? When was the last time you really listened to what someone needed to say? When was the last time you really spoke with God?


The world has gone WACKO. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring. We do know that God will be there. He is still in charge! Be compassionate even if it is just with a smile.

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