Tuesday, 31 August 2021 – Compassion

Good morning Church family,

This morning as I was reading scripture I was blown away by the compassion Jesus showed to those that were sick. “A leper came to him begging him, and kneeling he said to him, “If you choose, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, “I do choose. Be made clean!” Immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean.” Mark 1:40-42 NRSV

I know it can be hard to believe sometimes that Jesus still works in this way, when chronic illness exists, when COVID 19 exists. But here is what we do know, Jesus is still as compassionate. He still looks upon us with the same great love that He showed when He was on earth. We also know that God is at work in the unseen and that we need to trust Him with our outcomes, be they joyous or difficult. In His time He will come through for us, His process is guaranteed to bring restoration and healing!

David writes about how and why we can continue to trust: “But know that the Lord has set apart the faithful for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him. When you are disturbed, do not sin; ponder it on your beds, and be silent. Selah. Offer right sacrifices, and put your trust in the Lord. There are many who say, “O that we might see some good! Let the light of your face shine on us, O Lord!” You have put gladness in my heart more than when their grain and wine abound. I will both lie down and sleep in peace; for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety.” Psalms 4:3-8 NRSV. We can trust in the unknown, because God is in control and He hears our cries.

Blessings

Laurie

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