6 "Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; 7 let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” Isa 55:6-7
I want to focus on the word “compassion.” This is the one word we hear a lot about, but rarely do we see the pain alleviated. Therefore, to get a better understanding of “compassion “ I looked it up in my Bible dictionary and this is what I found. “Compassion, a form of love, is aroused within us when we are confronted with those who suffer or are vulnerable. Compassion often produces action to alleviate the suffering,...”
As I read the New Testament, I’m amazed that out of all the emotions Jesus expressed, “compassion” is the one we are told He expressed the most. In the above verse, we are told that God will have compassion on us, if we turn to Him. He is desiring to express His compassion, the compassion which heals a broken heart. See, God doesn’t just feel the compassion, He comes in and ministers to whatever it is which causes the grief. This is why Jesus came. He was driven by a love that is wrapped in compassion.
“And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.” Luke 7:13-15.
We have a God who not only sees and feels compassion, but acts in regards to bring us comfort. He draws close when we hurt! This is Compassion, to act out your LOVE!