Prayer: Praise to the Lord for this new day because He is almighty yet His compassion is great. In the name of Jesus, praise to you, O God.
…his compassion is over all that he has made.
Do signs of healing really mean the first signs of civilization? Can you not have helping others without compassion? I think there are some reasons for helping others which may not include compassion, or civilization…selfishness…greed?
Our devotion writer tells us that in ancient times civilization did not begin until people stared caring for and about others. The evidence is in evidence of healing of broken bones in discovered skeletons. Before healing, people with broken bones were left to die. There was no compassion, therefore no civilization.
But truly we have many examples and even within our own memories of God’s compassion for us and for our world. Sometimes we may not see it directly when we are in pain, but in His Word we see and feel great compassion.
Our devotion writer explains; “Compassion is more than a feeling; it is all we do for others in need in response to God’s deep love and compassion for us. Compassion is all others do for us when we find ourselves in need.”
Prayer: “Help be to express your love through compassion, O Lord, in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
8 The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 9 The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.
10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord, and all your faithful shall bless you. 11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom, and tell of your power, 12 to make known to all people your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. 13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations.
The Lord is faithful in all his words, and gracious in all his deeds. 14 The Lord upholds all who are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down. 15 The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. 16 You open your hand, satisfying the desire of every living thing. 17 The Lord is just in all his ways, and kind in all his doings. 18 The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. 19 He fulfills the desire of all who fear him; he also hears their cry, and saves them. 20 The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.
21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord, and all flesh will bless his holy name forever and ever.