Pondering who angels are and what their purpose is, I’ve realized we share an intimate connection with them.
Christ died for us to give us eternal life. How can we not show grace and compassion to others knowing this? Compassion is a direct result of accepting Christ into our hearts.
Despite knowing in my heart God is sovereign, I battled with stress every day. Not hearing back from potential employers felt unbearable and I was consumed with helplessness and worry.
The parable made me aware of my own imperfections and need for God’s grace and forgiveness. This realization helped me release my dad from the unfair blame I had placed on him.
I recall one particular Easter hymn. The upbeat tone and triumphant lyrics reveal who Christ is and what He’s accomplished for me. Although it’s been years since I’ve picked up a hymnal, I still appreciate the revelations of Christ encouraged by songs.
There are so many examples of Christ being moved by compassion for others. He physically reached out and touched people. He wasn't held back by anxiety, doubt, or fear. Genuinely feeling compassion for others and reaching out is courageous. As Jackson explains, “A heart immersed in compassion will overcome superficial barriers.”