Increased Compassion

IMG_3780Jesus’ compassion, love and care for people are truly characteristics to emulate. He talked to anyone who sought Him. Every person was important to Him and He gave of His time to those who came to Him. (He healed and blessed each and every person of 2,500 people at Bountiful.) This scripture seems so fitting: “We love Him, because He first loved us.”

Jesus helps us be more than we thought possible; He sees more in us than we see in ourselves. (When I feel like just a teardrop in the rain God sees the ocean in meĀ -Cheri Call) Maybe at times we feel like a fragile bird with a broken wing but He’s always there to help us become a strong, mighty eagle when we lean on Him. He heals our wounds and our broken hearts, and gives us peace. Jesus invites everyone to come to Him, to feel the nail prints in His hands and feet, and to take His yoke upon us and be healed.

Not Too Far From Here
By Hilary Weeks

Somebody’s down to their last dime
Somebody’s running out of time
Not too far from here
Somebody’s got nowhere else to go
Somebody needs a little hope
Not too far from here

And I may not know their name
But I’m praying just the same
That You’ll use me, Lord
To wipe away the tears
‘Cause somebody’s crying
Not too far from here

Somebody’s troubled and confused
Somebody’s got nothing left to lose
Not too far from here
Somebody’s forgotten how to trust
And somebody’s dying for love
Not too far from here

It may be a stranger’s face
But I’m praying for Your grace
To move in me
And take away the fear
‘Cause somebody’s hurting
Not too far from here.

Help me, Lord
Not to turn away from pain
Help me not to rest
While those around me weep
Give me Your strength and compassion
When somebody finds
The road of life too steep

Somebody’s troubled and confused
Somebody’s got nothing left to lose
Not too far from here
Somebody’s forgotten how to trust
And somebody’s dying for love
Not too far from here

Now I’m letting down my guard
And I’m opening my heart
Help me speak Your love
To ev’ry needful ear
Someone is waiting
Not too far from here

Someone is waiting
Not too far from here

November 1, 2017