When do you think about God, what comes to mind? An Almighty judge or him standing at the pearly gate waiting to welcome you? Do you visualize God sitting on his throne looking down on his subjects?
Consider this thought for a moment. Our God is full of compassion. What makes me think like that?
Jesus said, “I am a Father of one” (John 10:30).
Jesus is the “same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
When Jesus saw Lazarus’ burial place, he wept. As Jesus approached Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, he cried. Our Lord saw a people without a Savior. He saw a religious generation without faith. Jesus hung on a cross for the sins of the world. His Father couldn’t even look at him with our sins on him.
Only a compassionate Savior would be willing to die for someone with sin all over him. Compassion drove our Lord to Calvary. Compassion brought him to the Upper Room after Golgotha to show his resurrected body. He even offered Thomas to see his scars of compassion.
His ascension is the certification of his word. Therefore, I go to prepare a place for you (John 14:3).
Compassion is still at work in our Lord’s heart. He sits beside his heavenly Father making intercession for each one of his children. He loves his children–yes, that is what we are–his children. That is how Jesus sees us. Immature in spirituality, needing his divine leadership and his protecting hand.
I’m so glad I belong to him; he’s my everything. He works for my best interest and reassures me of his companionship and love.
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for loving me yesterday, today, and forever.