Motivated by compassion

"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail."
Lamentations 3:22

Dear child,
Troubles may surround us and we may feel overwhelmed, but we trust in the Lord's great love for us.

Two thousand years ago, Jesus showed us just what the unfailing compassion of God looks like:
Jesus was leaving the city of Jericho with his disciples and a large crowd was following him. Two blind men sat at the side of the road. Obviously they couldn't see Jesus, but they heard that he was going by. They shouted out to him, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!" The crowd were unkind to these two blind men and they told them to be quiet, but the blind men took no notice and they shouted even louder! Jesus stopped and called to them. "What do you want me to do for you?" he asked. "Lord," they answered, "we want our sight." Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they could see and they followed Jesus. (from Mt. 20:29-34)

Jesus deeply cared about these two men when the crowd were being unkind to them. The crowd didn't care that they were blind and suffering, but Jesus did care. In fact, it is his compassion that moves him to heal them so they can see. What a beautiful picture of God caring about the least and the last.

In our lives we might hear a lot of voices telling us that God doesn't care, that we need to keep quiet and stop asking Him to help. Those are lies. God does care, he deeply cares about us. His compassion never fails. We might doubt His goodness and love, but doubts don't change who God is. He is unchanging, always the same.

Today, thank Him for his unfailing compassion for us as we cry out to Him.



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