A Message from Pastor Ruth
“As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;”
This month we will be celebrating Father’s Day. No matter what generation we look at it is a challenge to raise our children. One element of child rearing is compassion. Without compassion life becomes hard and sterile.
Compassion literally means “to suffer together.” Among researchers and the dictionary, it is defined as the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another's suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering. Jesus was filled with compassion. Scripture tells us that he was moved by compassion when he saw others in trouble or sick.
As Christians we are called to be like Jesus and have compassion when dealing with our children. They are constantly in a learn mode and will run well with encouragement and will learn to be men and women of compassion when dad models Jesus in their love and actions.
It is always a good idea to stop and think about all the times that the Lord has been compassionate with us. It makes it so much easier to be compassionate with others when times are challenging.
Our children are a blessing and our future. Let’s invest ourselves in them like Christ has invested himself in us.
Lord I pray a blessing on all the fathers and grandfathers that they will have the mind of Christ and the patience of Job.