S. O. A. P
Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!
These two words are found in the middle of the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. Sixty-six books, 1,189 chapters, 31,173 verses, and 807,361 words make up The Holy Bible. These two words, “Jesus Wept,” comprise the shortest verse in the Bible. But they speak of what makes our faith so different than all the others. When it comes to PEOPLE, Our God is always … “Moved With Compassion.”
Lazarus, a close friend of Jesus, had passed away four days before Jesus arrived at his home. When Jesus saw the brokenness and sorrow of everyone in the village, including Lazarus’ sisters Mary and Martha, He Himself broke down and cried. It’s hard to imagine Mohammed or Confucius or Buddha or any of the 30 million Hindu gods weeping with love for their constituents. In fact, in the Hindu language there isn’t even a word for MERCY. But our God, at all times, is “Moved With Compassion” when it comes to His love for us. And so today it is critical that you and I move forward into the marketplace … “Moved With Compassion” … for people. All kinds of people. Jesus’ compassion led him to raise Lazarus from the dead. May our compassion somehow bring people from places of death back to life today.
When You left the earth You told Your disciples that they would do even “Greater Things” than You. I ask today Lord that you would help me “Move With Compassion” … toward people. Amen