Compassion means to have a concern for the misfortune of others, keeping our hearts open to seriously think about the needs of the world. Today marks 13 years of horrible incident that happen in NY, PA and DC. This morning my devotional was about compassion and I wanted to share that on my blog. Being compassion is about showing concern, showing you care, turning out thoughts to those who are less fortunate than ourselves and open our hearts to those who are suffering.
1 John 3:17-18(AMP)
“But if anyone has this world’s goods (resources for sustaining life) and sees his brother and, fellow believer in need, yet closes his heart of compassion against him, how can the love of God live and remain in him? Little children, let us not love [merely] in theory or in speech but in deed and in truth (in practice and in sincerity).”
This scripture tells me specifically that when I see a need, I can’t just pass it off as someone else’s responsibility, or think that the need is so great, I can’t do anything about it, which is not true. WE can do something and that something is bring hope to people. We can pray for those that have been victims of these attacks and their families for continue comfort and peace during these hard times.
These past couple years, on this day, we will always remember the terrible attack of 9/11/2001, and also, the acts of courage ordinary people who sacrifice themselves to help others with a HUGE heart of compassion. Even though these memories will be in our hearts forever, we will also remember that you reign still, no matter the situation. I pray for the comfort of the victims families and everyone that has been involved. Lord you are the one that gives peace, comfort and we remember that you are still here looking out for us, no matter the situation.
Lord, we don’t want to live selfish oblivious to the needs of others during this time, helps us, we open our hearts to receive your compassion for others and act on it, as the scriptures says. Thank you Lord for your blessings still even during the dark times, you are still here with us.
In Jesus name, AMEN!