APRIL – Being a man of compassion

As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
-Psalm 103:13

 

What is compassion?  By definition, it is a form of love, aroused within us when we are confronted with those who suffer or are vulnerable. It sparks acts of kindness and mercy toward others.  Seeing someone who is vulnerable and is in need of protection should produce a feeling of wanting to do something to correct it.  While we were in our most desperate and wretched state, God the Father showed us compassion by giving us the free gift of eternal life through His Son Jesus Christ.  There is no greater love that!

Fathers, you have the great opportunity to show compassion to your children.  They need your love, your guidance, your time, your wisdom!  They are vulnerable to Satan’s attack and the lures of the world.  If we as fathers do not stand up and do our part, our children will suffer.  Pray for wisdom and guidance to love, train, and instruct your children.  Let’s show the same type of compassion to our children as our Heavenly Father has shown to us!