Upon the stage of every day, the cast is set in stone.
God uses each and every one, to lead us to His throne.
He calls upon the villain and the understudy too.
To fill the roles He’s planned for us. He knows what we must do.
His direction is perfection. He doesn’t miss a cue.
He even did the final act – alone – for me and you.
I thank you, great Jehovah, for loving me so much –
For giving your compassion with such a heavenly touch.
I don’t deserve His pardon. My works don’t mean a thing,
But through His Hero, Jesus, Christ, He’s made my spirit sing.
The story has unfolded. The truth lays at our feet.
The happily ever after comes when we our Savior meet.
POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER©
Love and compassion are emotions we must work hard at. Unlike God, we cannot see into the hearts, souls and minds of those we meet as we journey though life. Jesus, being God as well as man, had the ability to read a person’s thoughts, know their wants and needs and act upon them with sincere compassion. Our goal as followers of Christ is to imitate Him in our dealings, in our relationships and in reaching out to others. God has already arranged the characters in His story – not as an all powerful puppet master, but as a loving Father cares for His children.
Each day, our prayers should include asking God to bestow pure compassion in our hearts so that we can understand where others are coming from. We can never achieve the unconditional love that He possesses, but He will gives us a sampling of it if we ask Him. This doesn’t mean we should be tolerant of all kinds of activity, or worry about political correctness to the extreme. Sometimes in our attempts to be helpful, we believe that we must give in, before the lines of communication are open.
God has established a rule book for us to follow. He laid it all ot at the beginning of time. Our obedience will never be perfect. We continue to hold the inherited original sin of our first parents. Our compassion will always be lacking. Our love for others and our emathy as well as sympathy cannot be pure without first having the love of God imprinted on our hearts. It is then that the balance occurs. The true blending of love and compassion will not be perfect as long as we live, but we can and should strive to be more like our Savior every day. We know the outcome. The end of this story is sealed and complete. Once we reach the other side of life, we’re assured of eternal peace – the true love and compassion of our Savior will be ours too.