When someone shows compassion
They’re sympathetic of others’ distress;
With a desire to alleviate the suffering
So they find true peace and rest.
It’s a deep sorrow from within
When misfortune comes our way,
And by showing love and gentleness
There’s a hope that will remain.
Compassion has the power to change
Every event and circumstance;
It plants a smile on someone’s heart
And their countenance it will enhance.
Compassion is coupled with action
With a desire to help and assist;
To promote much needed healing
When love and kindness kiss.
It’s a beautiful desire
And can change a life forever,
Since the fruit that it produces
Every storm and trial will weather.
Jesus was compassionate
With His followers indeed;
He fed the crowd of five thousand
With food and spiritual seed.
Compassion is always fruitful
When with love it is sincere;
To alleviate all suffering
With a gentle kindness that’s so dear.
God is compassionate
And desires that none are lost;
He sacrificed His Son
When Jesus bled on the cross.
Christ’s sacrifice showed compassion
As God’s heart was extended to all,
To save us from the second death
And to redeem us from the fall.
(C) P.B. 2020
“But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth.” Psalm 86:15
“But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.” Matthew 9:36
“I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat.” Mark 8:2
“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulations, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4