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Written by Patricia Raybon for “Our Daily Bread” @ http://odb.org
Original post @ https://odb.org/US/2021/01/14/our-compassionate-god [Click on this link and listen to the audio version of this at the top, including the prayer at the end]
Our Compassionate God
You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes.
Today’s Scripture & Insight:
The winter night was cold when someone threw a large stone through a Jewish child’s bedroom window. A star of David had been displayed in the window, along with a menorah to celebrate Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. In the child’s town of Billings, Montana, thousands of people—many of them believers in Jesus—responded to the hateful act with compassion. Choosing to identify with the hurt and fear of their Jewish neighbors, they pasted pictures of menorahs in their own windows.
As believers in Jesus, we too receive great compassion. Our Savior humbled Himself to live among us (John 1:14), identifying with us. On our behalf, He, “being in very nature God . . . made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant” (Philippians 2:6–7). Then, feeling as we feel and weeping as we weep, He died on a cross, sacrificing His life to save ours.
Nothing we struggle with is beyond our Savior’s concern. If someone “throws rocks” at our lives, He comforts us. If life brings disappointments, He walks with us through despair. “Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar” (Psalm 138:6). In our troubles, He preserves us, stretching out His hand against both “the anger of [our] foes” (v. 7) and our own deepest fears. Thank You, God, for Your compassionate love.
By: Patricia Raybon
Reflect & Pray
In what areas of your life do you need God’s compassion? How can you show His care and love to others?
O God, I thank You for understanding my struggles and comforting me with loving care. Remind me always to share Your compassion with others.
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