2 Corinthians 1:3 and Romans: 9:15
Matthew 15: 32-39
Today is the twenty-fifth day of the Lent season. In Matthew 15 we read that Jesus feeds a crowd a second time. This time the disciples only had seven loaves of bread and a few fish. 4,000 people were fed. Jesus was moved to feed the people because HE HAD COMPASSION FOR THEM
There are more than 90 specific references to compassion in the Bible. Most Old Testament verses refer to the Lord's compassion toward His people and the New Testament version usually refers to Jesus' compassion on those in need. COMPASSION means to display a deep feeling of sympathy and sorrow towards another who has experienced misfortune, and to desire to comfort their suffering. Bible verses explain that compassion means to reveal an unconditional love to all and to show mercy without hesitation.
Almighty and everlasting God, Thank you for Jesus who died for our sins so that we can be redeemed and live with you forever in Heaven. Thank you for being the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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Praise to the God of All Comfort
3 "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort."
5 "For he says to Moses,
“I will have mercy on whom I have mercy,
and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”
More Ideas and Links:
Coloring Pages on Jesus Feeding 9,000 people at two feedings
The Old Testament and Gospel Bible Text is from NIV and copied from Bible Gateway.com