This morning's Scripture
by, 06-02-2012 at 10:21 AM (444 Views)
Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,
Yesterday I took my Husband in to have 4 teeth pulled, 2 wisdom teeth with 3 very long curved roots on them.
3 years ago I had surgery to remove all 20 of my teeth and so I can empathize with him very much.
I'm over compassionate for the poor guy, I remember the pain, uncomfortablness and frustration all too well.
When I was so sick from my teeth for so many years I was constantly in the hospital with problems from them, so finding compassion for others in many situations is not out of my reach!
We also need to try to remember to be compassionate for others when we do not know or understand the pain their going through, whether physical, emotional or mental or even possibly all of the above!
Their are all too many times (even in my own life)we are short tempered or less than understanding & kind to others we encounter.Just the other day I was in quite a bit of pain and snapped at one of the school secretaries, I called her back a few moments later and apologized for my actions.
I try each and every moment of each and every day to think before I open my mouth or act, "what could this person be going through, would I like if they spoke or treated me in a bad way". Sometimes that so hard, as humans we just instantly "react" and a lot of the time it's not how the Lord would like us to "represent" Him!
Since my surgery I've been sick only once, and what a HUGE relief on my body and mind (not to mention our wallet!).
But that does not allow me to forget the pain others go through or may be going through, no matter what pain it is.
If we are to "mimic" our savior, compassion is something we NEED to have 24/7.
When the day comes for me to meet my Master, I want to see a smile on His face, I want to see His open arms, I want to see pride in His eyes for my job here on earth, for my behavior and treatment of His other children!
Today-We've all already been "less than perfect"...Let's start changing that shall we!
Have a wonderful day in the Lord my friends!