God’s Gift of Compassion

Compassion, unity, and finding peace are core traits God wants the world he created to possess. God has never and will never give up on any individuals who possess faith that He is alive in this world. The core tenant of the Christian religion is that God so loved the world that gave his one and only son on the cross so we may live life to the fullest potential (John 3:16).
The length God went to express His love for us all is the same love and compassion He wants all of us to possess. In an often dark and turbulent world, it can be hard to see how compassion towards all and not just a close group of friends, family, or inner circle can be possible. Hatred can be very real, and it can threaten the compassion we give to each other.
As Christians, we possess the ability to overcome hatred and be shining beacons of faith towards the world. We need to see all of humanity as our brothers and sisters.  Galatians 3:28 states, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” So it can be stated we are all united through the compassion God has given towards his creation. 
God could have let us be slaves to sin, but instead, He has given us a chance to connect with one another through His message. God has never abandoned us, so too should this be the case for his kingdom. Fear, poverty, and stress can often lead to rash decisions.
It is up to every one of us to think on how we can use our skills, values, and efforts to enhance and embrace our brothers and sisters in times where we often lose sight of what is truly important in this world.  Our faith and prayers can help us look inside ourselves and see how we can better serve both our glorious Father and the awesome presence that will be His Kingdom in the days ahead.
In the book of Revelation, we are told we should not be lukewarm on things we truly stand for. It is also essential to return to our first loves and not lose sight of their significance. In times like today, it is important to stand in unity and never lose sight of helping even those who are considered to be the least of us.  It is stated the meek shall inherit the earth, the least will ultimately become first, and all those that come to the heavenly throne with childlike innocence will be the ones accepted into the Gates of Heaven.
We need to give charity to those facing economic challenges and to all causes we truly support, we’d like to implement some fundraising ideas for college students as well. Charity is not just about money or the collection plate passed around at churches. It is using all of our gifts and abilities to give thanks to God for helping each day be a blessed reality. It is praying for those looking for true and grateful help. Charity is praying for one another to overcome the tough and arduous roads ahead and the curve balls life throws our way.  Charity can help us value core facets of why standing with one another is vital in our walk of faith and help us become stronger believers.
God wants us to hunger for his word and never lose the fire we first possessed when coming to know His beloved son. The Holy Spirit is a part of all who accept His word. He pushes us forward when we lose sight and only focus on the here and now of our own personal lives. We need to look beyond ourselves and stand by one another when times for our brothers and sisters seem the darkest. We were all strangers once, regardless of what position we hold in this world. We need to show empathy towards all who seek happier times.
We need to stand by in unity with those that feel abandoned or are in search of a friend. Matthew 25: 37-40 states, “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”
It can thus be said we are all equal and worthy of support from others in the sight of our God. In God we are all one family, in need of support from one another. When one falls by the wayside, we need to help them so their path continues forward. When one loses their path, we need to help them regain focus and regain a clear vision.
As Deuteronomy 15: 11 puts it ,“For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.” It is through faith in a greater message that we can stand united, through charity we can give to those that seek, and through hope and unity we can strengthen others and be lights for all of God’s creation.

Derrick Cannon

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