Happy Thursday Saints.
Yesterday, we started looking at the importance of empathy and making an effort to understand how others are feeling.
Romans 12:15 says to, “REJOICE WITH THOSE WHO REJOICE, WEEP WITH THOSE WHO WEEP.”
There are some well-meaning Christians who think that weeping is a sign of weakness and a lack of faith, but Ecclesiastes 3:4 tells us that “THERE IS A TIME TO WEEP AND A TIME TO LAUGH, A TIME TO MOURN AND A TIME TO DANCE.”
Jesus Himself “WEPT” and He had the Spirit without measure. He had a food-multiplying, water-walking, blind-seeing, deaf-hearing, cripple-healing, demon-delivering and dead-resurrecting kind of faith.
And yet this miracle-performing Son of God was still able to be “MOVED WITH COMPASSION” when He saw people who were sick, hungry, caught in a sin, helpless, lost and confused.
Jesus was a real man’s man, the epitome of strength, the embodiment of power and the manifestation of real might, but no one ever cared about others as much as Jesus did.
Jesus spoke to people that noone else wanted to talk to.
He touched the inapproachable, loved the undesirable and forgave the unpardonable.
Be Christ-like today and have compassion for those around you. Take the time to let someone know that you are there for them and that you care. Your kindness could be just what they need to give them hope during something they may be going through.
Your empathy and your gentleness can remind them of God’s goodness and faithfulness as He loves them through your gracious efforts.
Have a fabulous day. God bless, and lots’a love,