Compassion. Not pity, not anger, not shame, not impatience, not intolerance, not rejection, but compassion is what God, our Father, gives to us. He cares for our pain enough to enter into our world and share it in Jesus.
O great Almighty God, tender Shepherd and Abba Father, make known to me your nearness. I long to live in your presence as I try to reflect your holiness and grace. By Jesus' blood I draw near to you in full assurance of your love and grace. In the name of Jesus, the name above all names, I pray,