Compassion Wednesday: Oh How He Loves Us

Play the song. Close your eyes, and just listen.

It’s easy to forget. The love. The incomparable, immeasurable love of God.

We focus on

the hurt,

the hate,

the anger,

the fear.

We see the pain, and we ask

“Does God really love us? All of us?”

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from Newsweek. Click on the photo to see their 2016 World Refugee Day story.
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from Compassion.com
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And I say, yes. Yes He does.

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from Worldvision.org

 

When someone reaches out to help.

When we say that we won’t ignore another’s suffering.

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my kids

 

 

When we recognize that we are all in this together.

Each one of us, made in His image.

The objects of his passion, his joy, his love.

 

It is easy to forget.

Easy to think it’s not true.

His love.

His passion.

But, Oh, How He loves us…

He gave up everything for us…

So that this world would not be the end of the story

So that the pain, the hate, the anger, the fear would not have the final say…

And in every day until that great day…

He told us to love each other, as he loves us…

We forget.

So, call this your reminder.

Go – love each other today. All of us.

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I could listen to this song, on repeat, for days. It’s hard to see that love sometimes, but then I remember the truth of it all.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33

There’s a lot of pain in this world, but this is not the end of the story. This is not the end!

And it’s there that I find any strength. That hope. That hope that Never fails.

What about you? Do you find strength in that hope? Or, is it hard to believe?

I would love to hear about it.

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