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