Thursday, February 11, 2010

Heart of Compassion - Loving Like Jesus

I still am not sure why it happened.  We grew up together; shared good times and tough times.
What I do know is:
the conversation stopped;
the cards went unacknowledged;
the phone messages were not returned;
the invitations to visit never pursued.

I told the Lord how much it hurt to be cut off from her presence.

I cried at times, missing her.

I willed myself to forgive her for turning away.  I wondered what I had done that required her forgiveness.

Then, the it came to me...I  was protecting myself from more hurt, so I was tentative now.  A phone call made with the hopes that no one answered.  The cards mailed because the postal service was a "hurt free" zone. 

So, what now?  Isn't it enough to pray for her?  Do I have to reach out...again...and again...and again?

The answer came in Words of Life: Jesus was moved with compassion for the hurts of all people.  He did not shrink back when he was hurt.  Lord make me like you.

I reached out - again...walking the path of love.  Lord, thank you for walking with me and being before me.

"And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them."  Matthew 14:14

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  1. I'll look out for you on that path, Ma...I'm somewhere there, too.

  2. Thank you, dear Rachel. I am always blessed to be on the journey with you.