A Compassionate Heart

by | Sep 30, 2011 | Purpose & Identity

And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. —Matthew 14:14

Here, as throughout the Gospels, Jesus unveiled the compassionate heart of God to the people. In both the Old and New Testaments, the words “mercy” and “compassion” are derived from the same word and carry the same meaning: bestowing sympathy and selfless tenderness.

Psalm 145:8 says, “The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.” Our Father is a God of boundless love.

It is not our faith in God’s power that brings about His wonder-working presence, but faith in His love and in His will for us: to pour out His blessing upon us. Micah 7:18 says that He is constantly searching for those He can bless. He is not only willing but eager to pour out His blessings on those who call Him Lord.

The Lord is eagerly seeking you out today. Are you eagerly seeking Him out? Are you passionately in love with the Savior today? Seek Him out today as eagerly as He is seeking you.

Jesus, I eagerly seek You today. This day will
not be full without Your Spirit filling every
moment with Your grace and power.
How I love you, Lord. Amen.

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