COMPULSION OR COMPASSION?by Carol Hind
Meeting the needs of the lost or hurting rarely fits neatly into our schedule. Sometimes, when we ourselves are suffering and therefore feel least able to minister, a needy person crosses our pathway. Should we ignore their needs, or look past our own in order to serve them? Jesus demonstrated sacrificial love and concern for the wellbeing of others and as his disciples we are called to emulate him.
One More Disappointmentby Taylor Cummings
In life, we all face disappointments at times. In this devotional, I talk about how I was recently faced with a major disappointment. I also share how God is helping me through it.
Finding Meaningby Taylor Cummings
"What's the point of it all?" Solomon had this same question, and he set out to find answers. In this devotional, I share the struggles Solomon had with this question and what God says about purpose.
The Extensity of Graceby Yuri Solomon
Jacob felt that he had to face the mess he made. And so he did, with great fear and trepidation, anticipating the same anger on the face of Esau that he fled all those years ago. Isn't those our questions as well: How good is God's grace? How far does its reach? How much does it cover? Does it deal with all the things we fear? What is grace that will save us in a far country, but will not allow us to go back home?
The Price of Compassionby Sydney Avey
Compassion requires us to feel pain ourselves before we are able to comfort others. We build up our defenses against feeling the injury of suffering and injustice because the opportunities are so numerous. We are called to weep those who weep, but tears won't come if we don't allow ourselves to look death in the face and feel its sting. And healing doesn't happen without tears.