I am relaxing this evening with the family and our family pet, Spice (the most adorable cockapoo to grace the earth). Snow is falling and all the world seems quiet from my vantage point. Ahhhh...
I am beginning a new book tonight entitled, "The Compassion Revolution" by Dave Donaldson. Chapter 1 - "Imagine for a moment that you are relaxing at home and the phone rings. When you answer, you hear a friend's breathless voice: 'Are you watching the news? Have you heard what has happened? It's horrible!' During this one day, 30 jumbo jets have crashed, killing a total of 5,700 people. Don't you think the whole world would be shocked and in mourning at the announcement of this awful event? Of course this didn't happen --these 30 jets didn't crash. But the children who died today simply because they lack clean, safe water would fill all of these planes."
rev⋅o⋅lu⋅tion⋅ar⋅y [rev-uh-loo-shuh-ner-ee] - a drastic and far-reaching change in thinking and behavior.
In Luke 6:36, Jesus instructs his followers, "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful." The challenge is not to merely feel merciful, but to BE merciful. The needs of this world are so great. Hunger, homelessness, sickness, poverty...can we really make a difference? When the disciples posed this same question to Jesus he said, "I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father." John 14:12
I am looking forward to reading this book, meditating on the scriptures and reacting with Christ-like compassion.
Let's join the compassion revolution!
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I am a wife, a mom, a servant, a seeker and a follower of Christ. I am blogging to chronicle my own journey with God with the hope to inspire others to deepen their relationship with Him. Perhaps my mistakes and blunders will make you chuckle. Or, maybe, my disappointments, mistakes and learnings will speak to your heart. I often write at night, so forgive the grammatical mistakes and misspellings. This is a place for me to empty my mind and thoughts, with the hope of one day blessing my 2 girls with the raw honesty about life from their mom. I invite you to journey with me and share in my joys and sorrows as I seek to know my Lord. Proverbs 8:17 "I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me."
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