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Your Weekly Encouragement from Point of Grace

Compassion

The Bible says that God is a "father to the fatherless" and a "defender of the widows" (Psalm 68:5-6). Isn't this a beautiful picture of a loving God? It goes on to say that He "places the lonely in families" and "sets the prisoner free and gives them joy." When we feel lonely, isn't that what we want - to be part of a family, to belong? And have you ever felt like a prisoner in your home circumstances?

There are many other places in the Bible that talk about God's special love for the fatherless: Deuteronomy 10:18 says, "He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow," and Psalm 27:10 says, "Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close."

Do you get the feeling that God has a special place in His heart for those who are without a father or mother? Can't you hear His compassion and protection ringing loudly from those scriptures?

I've always thought that God has something extra- special in mind for those who grow up without an earthly father or mother. Following His examples, shouldn't we be showing compassion to them as well?

As we get closer to the Holidays, I am reminded of those that would love an invitation to "sit at our table"... during these weeks ahead (before the chaos of the Holiday Season) consider who God would want you to invite for a time of fellowship - showing compassion and extending a hand of love.

Many blessings, POG!!!