When you awake and want to throw yourself a pity party. Open your remembrance album. Reminiscence about the times you received Papa’s love— His compassion.
Compassion is a deep yearning to do something to ease pain.
Compassion, the hallmark of Jesus’s life here on earth had its beginnings in eternity.
Looking out eternity’s windows. Jesus saw mankind’s weariness and hopelessness.
Lost like sheep without a shepherd to lead and protect them. He consented to be the Good Shepherd who gives His life for the sheep.
Jesus’s compassion reached out and touched their eyes. Immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him. Matthew 20:34
Jesus’s compassion gently wiped away the tears and lovingly said, “Do not weep.”
Jesus’s compassion fed the multitudes because He did not want to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way. Matthew 15:32
Jesus humbled Himself so that anyone who desires to receive Papa’s compassion can. Including us prodigals.
So on those days I awaken and want to remain in bed in the fetal position. I open my remembrance album and remember the countless images of Papa’s compassion.
Showering me with His gifts of love when I was a prodigal.
Grasping my hand and pulling me out of the pit I had dug for myself.
Setting my feet back onto the path of my destiny.
Carrying me when I no longer had the strength or desire to continue the journey.
Begin your day giving thanks to Papa. It will set the tone for the rest of the day. Turning an ordinary day into a day of thanksgiving.
Making your soul fat!
Enter His gates with thanksgiving
and His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him and praise His name.
For Yahweh is good, and His love is eternal.
His faithfulness endures through all generations.
Holman Christian Standard Bible