In Psalm 78.38 we find a mention of the character of God. It says there that God is “full of compassion.” What does that mean? It means that, among many other characteristics, that God feels what you and I feel, understands us, sees our predicaments and has compassion on us. He doesn’t long to squash us, destroy us, or otherwise remove us from life. He has compassion, a deep seated, emotional care for us when He sees what we’re going through.
Do you realize we were never meant to live in a world filled with violence, immorality and hatred? I pause once in a while to think that it’s our own race, our disobedience to God, that has brought the sorrows we see everyday in the news. I just read today about yet another shooting, this time in Binghampton, NY. Will those things ever end?
They will! At one point in future history God will say it’s enough. He will, in His great compassion for man, fold up the earth. And there, God will take to Himself all that belong to Him through His Son, Jesus. In His compassion, He gave His only Son to live among us and then to lay His life aside at the Cross. That we could live. That we could live with Him, no more pain, violence, immorality or death. God is full of compassion. The gift of His Son is the proof. Blessings, PB