His Compassions Fail Not, They Are New Every Morning
The above verse is from Lamentations 3:22-23 (KJV). There are several places in the Old Testament that talk about God's compassion. In Psalms 78:38 we are reminded of God's mercy on the children of Israel. In Psalms 86:15 we are told that God is full of compassion and is gracious, longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth. King David said that: “God crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies” (Ps 103: 4).
In the New Testament we learn about the compassion of Jesus; we are told in Matthew 14:14 that Jesus was: "moved with compassion". The meaning of that phrase is pity or sympathy coming from deep within. In this particular instance his compassion led him to heal the sick.
In Matthew 9:36 we read that Jesus was moved with compassion for the lost. In Mark 8:2 Jesus showed great compassion because the multitude was hungry and he fed them. The apostle Mark also recorded the compassion of Jesus for a leper that he healed (Mark 1:41).
In Luke 7:13 is the beautiful and compassionate story of Jesus in the town of Nain, where he raised the widow’s son from the dead. This was the widows only son. Are you getting the picture?
I believe that as we share the compassion of Jesus with those, we come in contact with each day we will be shining our lights for Jesus and will bring hope and encouragement to those that need it. Compassion is what it's all about.