In an interesting unexpected conversation yesterday on the bus, I touched an aspect of God in a way I had not yet done in such a way before.
As i was listening to the earnest young missionary from the Latter Day Saints speak about his church having the ‘living prophet’ and 12 apostles, I felt compassion for him rise up within my heart.
He doesn’t know what he doesn’t know.
Like many sheep, he is following the wrong shepherd, and doesn’t know any better.
He hasn’t yet met the Shepherd.
What makes Jesus unique to me after this brief conversation is how much compassion He has ALL THE TIME. Yes, He did lose His temper once or twice. but because of His passion for serving God, and wanting us free of what binds us.
He came to us because of His passion for His people.
All of them.
The ones who know, the ones who don’t yet know,and the ones may choose not to know Him.
Lord, may the passion that led you to choose to walk amongst us here on earth , willingly taking on the cross, sin & death?
May that passion arise anew in us and flow out from us in a wave of compassion that will draw people to discover You.
Come, Passion. Well up within us until we can’t help but burst forth in worship, praise as we shower Your love, mercy & grace wherever we go.