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Monday, October 5, 2009

The Proverbial Sunrise - Compassion

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At The Proverbial Sunrise, the theme for October is compassion. Please visit Amanda and share what compassion means to you.

Every child of God is aware of the deep compassion of our Father towards us that resulted in Him sacrificing His only Son for our redemption. We, in our sinful state, unworthy to even be given a second glance, received such great mercy that our human minds can not even fathom it all.

The dictionary defines compassion as:

A feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune,

accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.

Deep awareness of the suffering of another

coupled with the wish to relieve it.

Now if the words in white were removed, we would have the definitions of pity or sympathy. But by adding the passion of removing the affliction or suffering, we have what the Lord is...

COMPASSION

or COMplete PASSION

Complete Passion for saving us from our sins

Complete Passion for giving us eternal life

Complete Passion for a life of abundant love, hope, and peace

So the next time satan gives you an invitation to a pity party,

RSVP with...

Declined...because of the Complete Passion of Christ!

compassion



13 thoughts:

Kelly's Ideas said...

Great message - thank you

Love,
Kelly

Cathy said...

Just beautiful, Karen, thank God for His complete passion for us.

Carrie said...

That is neat about the definition being so close to sympathy! Thanks for sharing this...food for thought!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Amen! I am so thankful for His compassion. May we never take it for granted!

Peggy said...

AWESOME Karen & AMEN, amen, amen!
Beautiful Heartlight! Beautiful message! Great response...decline!
I'm so thankful for the passion and compassion of Christ! How true your inspirational words...may we be found in the Complete passion of Christ...forever thankful that He saves us, that He gave us eternal life, that we can have an abundant life of love, hope & peace. May you be blessed with a greater portion today & this week! Thanks for sharing!

Jerralea said...

Great post, Karen! I like how you ended it: "So the next time satan gives you an invitation to a pity party,RSVP with... Declined... because of the Complete Passion of Christ!"

I admit I've been suckered into attending his pity parties in the past, but satan is a liar. If he is throwing a party - it's for the wrong reason!

Angie said...

Beautiful!!!

I've thought about you several times this week (especially while driving home)...finally had time to get over here!

I'm still praying...and hoping for a miracle...but KNOWING that our lives and footsteps are ordered of the LORD...and what HE SAYS...goes.

I love you dearly girl! WE WILL one day get together!!!

Stuff could always be worse said...

what a great post, it is needed
kim

Denise said...

Wonderful message.

LisaShaw said...

Awesome message dear sister!

Love you!

christy rose said...

OOOOOHHH! That is so good!
Compassion-Complete compassion!

Deborah Ann said...

Wow, I thought this was my first time here, but I see I joined as a follower already. So many blogs to visit! Feel free to join my blog, so I can keep up with all your posts and not lose you again. This is such a peaceful place...

Tea With Tiffany said...

No more pity parties for me. I want His complete passion. :)

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