Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Everyone Needs Compassion

I woke up this morning thinking about all the people who have been hurt by a church and a pastor they trusted. It made me really sad. I thought about different ones and their situations and none of them deserved to be hurt because they are good people. I was visiting a church this morning and as they began to sing a song all I could do was cry. The words really hit home for me. Here are the words to the song....

Everyone needs compassion
A love that's never failing
Let mercy fall on me

Everyone needs forgiveness
The kindness of a Savior
The hope of nations

Savior He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save, He is mighty to save
Forever author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave

Take me as You find me
All my fears and failures
Fill my life again
I give my life to follow
Everything I believe in
Now I surrender

As I listened to the words of that song I felt that we had been without compassion and kindness for so long. I thought about all the people I know who are hurt and how they needed compassion in their situations, but didn't get it. I looked at all the precious people standing in this church I was visiting and I see so clearly that what really matters in life is loving God and loving people.


Anonymous said...

The first Sunday that I went to another church they sang this song. All that I could do was cry. They were tears of joy at being free but also tears of pain for all the years that my family was under that deceptive control. Everyone needs compassion, that was what moved Jesus. I guess we have a void to fill that was created by all of the wrong teaching and purposes.

Thanks for the time and effort that you have put in your post. I pray for those that are still blind and cannot see the truth, if they will only listen their hearts will lead them back to a safe place.

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D said...

Excellent post!
Now I have to go find that song.
Keep writing!