The Compassion of God

“But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Turn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your servant; save me, because I serve you just as my mother did.”
(Psalm 86:15-16, NIV)

There is no compassion like our God’s.


It’s mind-blowing;
Jesus’ compassion breaks through
The most concrete brick wall
Surrounding me. Locked away and crying,
I called. He came.
His Goodness and His Faithfulness are ever present;
Trustworthy, in the way He lulls my worried mind to sleep at night.
Each day, He sings a song of Compassion over us.
Like children, prone to fuss, we
Cry out for our daily needs.
He’s ever true, ever faithful: He loves, holds, feeds.
Who is like You, Jesus?
Who is Fortress, like our God?
He is not a cold bunker that barely survives,
no! A house full of Love,
serving the best of meals at dinner–
He is a home that grows, protects, thrives.
There is no compassion like our God’s;
Only He can help us to display it.
As reflections, marred, broken to pieces,
only He can fix, piece by piece,
and sustain–
There is no compassion like Yours, God.
Jesus, basking in the light of Your Love,
may You use me—use all those sitting in Your Sonshine—
to boldly, beautifully, shine out to others.
When they see the light, the compassion, the might,
may they become sisters and brothers.
We need You more than the air we breathe.
Run to me, Jesus, as I am running back to You!
You have compassion like no one else’s;
and truly,

only Yours will do.

2018 Annalee Hoover


Do you know Jesus?

It is so cliché, but friend, it is so true: Jesus Loves You.

Learn more about this Jesus—who comes to You, and wants to save and show you compassion—here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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