To have sympathy does not require scars.
For empathy however, that’s one of the components.
There are things that are very difficult to understand, w/o going though them.
Not impossible, yet problematic at best.
We can have sympathy for another, based on our love though Christ for them.
And I do agree, Holy Spirit can give us an appreciation, towards another.
But empathy born from “brothers in arms” if you will, is a powerful tool.
It seems a whole lot easier… Continue
Added by a servant (Chris) on August 21, 2011 at 10:42am —
This is just something the Lord led me to write this morning for those who are suffering lonliness,depression or pain. Jesus loves you and is right there by your side!
You know,there's a beautiful river
Flowing out from a heart of gold.
In that heart is the song of a peaceful dove,
A heart that Jesus holds.
Why can you not see what God sees?
Dry your eyes and you just might.
Look in the mirror He is holdin
Let your eyes… Continue
Added by Grace by the Lake on August 21, 2011 at 4:27am —
Hay everyone,I was told about this dream the other day and I feel that I have to let many people as possible know about it. Continue
I was attending a bible study the other day and one of the members,a lady,wanted to share a dream that she had. She found herself at this one place.There was a huge bed right in front of her,a really huge bed and on it there was a big throne and a king was sitting on it. From the throne there was a lane that ended at a pair of stairs.At the end of these stairs…
Added by Milkiyas Mehreteab on August 21, 2011 at 3:38am —
“And Elijah said to Ahab, Go up, eat and drink, for there is the sound of abundance of rain.” (1Kg18:41)
Sound is an impression made on the organ of hearing. When your ear does not feel that impression, it means deafness. Sound had been used for many things in the past and it is still in use till now. Sound has different effect even upon our mood. In the past, during war, sound was a form of information to prepare, start or stop a war; it has been used as a warning sign of impending… Continue
Added by stevo on August 20, 2011 at 2:06pm —
Muslim Mobs Burn Pentecostal Church Meeting Place
Thursday, 18 August 2011 09:44 AM EDT Compass Direct News News - Featured News 46
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Suspected Islamists were behind the burning of three homes used as churches on Sumatra Island’s Riau Province this month, though a political motive may also have played a role, Christian leaders said. Muslim mobs burned the meeting places of a Batak Karo… Continue
Added by Pastor. C S SIMON on August 19, 2011 at 7:44pm —
''Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for your reward in heaven is great, for in the same way they also persecuted the prophets who were before you.'' Mathew 5:11-12 Continue
Added by jen on August 19, 2011 at 3:05pm —
What is your daily devotion to God like? Do you give more time to God than anything else in your life? Find out what daily devotion should be like.
Daily Devotion to God
Added by kristina on August 19, 2011 at 12:00pm —
There are so many signs that tell us we are living in the last days of earth's history. Not only do we have the signs of the end times, and the 6000 year timeline plan of God, we also have the apostle Paul's description of the last days in 2 Timothy 3.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 .....'This know also, that in the…
Added by kristina on August 19, 2011 at 10:30am —
This is a good one—I hope you’ll read it and meditate on it. Continue
Paul closes out Romans 14 by making an appeal to the Roman church to do what it takes to get along with one another. “Make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food… Whatever you believe about these things [food or wine] keep between yourself and God …” (There is no need for you to peddle your convictions about opinions/gray areas to other…
Added by Christine on August 19, 2011 at 8:00am —
My brothers and sisters in Christ, please join with me in begging our Heavenly Father to stop the horrifying torture of Australian animals that are exported live to other countries. Please friends, storm heaven for these poor defenceless creatures who are subjected to the ugliest saddism on this planet. thank you.
Added by Damask Lewis on August 19, 2011 at 2:31am —
Revelation Chapter 18
1And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. Continue
2And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. …
Added by Rev Donald A Davis on August 19, 2011 at 12:49am —
Our Saviour here gives eight characters of blessed people, which represent to us the principal graces of a Christian. 1. The poor in spirit are happy. These bring their minds to their condition, when it is a low condition. They are humble and lowly in their own eyes. They see their want, bewail their guilt, and thirst… Continue
Added by Christopher Kendall on August 19, 2011 at 12:30am —
Before You Face God on Judgment Day
My friend, if I didn't know God, and Jesus Christ were not my Saviour, and I knew that one day God would be my Judge, I would be terrified.
Are you ready to face God?
The very thought causes me to examine myself and draw nearer… Continue
Added by kristina on August 18, 2011 at 2:31pm —
We begin to digest food long before we taste our first bite. Our Father designed us to be able to take food and drink, no matter the state it began in, our bodies can change it into the fuel we need. Without any thought on our part, our bodies convert (food) into a absorbable form for assimilation into our system. To absorb, one definition is :to take in and utilize. To assimilate, one definition is: to convert a substance suitable for incorporation into the body and tissue. We are effected by… Continue
Added by a servant (Chris) on August 18, 2011 at 11:53am —
Come and let me tell you bout a man named Michael. Continue
Michael. I stepped up to the Post Office window and said, ‘do you by any chance have any lavender stamps to match these invitations? See, they are for Bible study, and women really like when things match…’you know what I mean?’
‘Bible study, huh?’ the postal worker said. To which he said, ‘You know, Heaven is a place of wonder, color, and beautiful music …’
‘Uh-huh…I think I need about 120 stamps,’ I said,…
Added by Christine on August 18, 2011 at 9:30am —
What We Must Learn From the Zachery Tims Tragedy
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 09:50 AM EDT J. Lee GradyNewsletters - Fire In My Bones
God has something sobering to say to us through the death of this popular preacher.
Zachery Tims’ story had a great beginning. As a young man he met Jesus and was saved from a life of crime and drugs. He and his wife, Riva, moved from Baltimore to…
Added by Pastor. C S SIMON on August 18, 2011 at 5:50am —
A theology professor was teaching about proverbs 15:1. He asked his students, "Why do we shout in anger? Why do people shout at each other when they are upset? The students thought for a while. One of them said, because we lose our calm, we shout for that. "But why shout when the other person is just next to you?" asked the professor.
"Isn't it possible to speak to him or her with a soft voice? Why do you shout at a person when you are angry?" The students gave some other answers but… Continue
Added by Liz on August 18, 2011 at 2:30am —
Revelation Chapter 17
1And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: Continue
2With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. …
Added by Rev Donald A Davis on August 17, 2011 at 9:22pm —
JESUS CHRIST Believers and Folllowers are the only true Christians.Whoever denies HIS Deity is not a true Christian. Whoever denies that He became a man is not a true Christians. Continue
And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. ACTS 11:26
But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus…
Added by Larry M. on August 17, 2011 at 5:00pm —
My earthly desire is to have... Continue
a woman comprised of softness,
both in flesh and soul.
Her presence offsets the hardness
of everyday living that bluntly smacks me.
To be with a spirit, overflowing with joy,
greeting me daily with unexpected sweetness,
soothes all internal bruises from
the day's accumulation of subtle brutality.
Rubies belie her value to me;
her natural radiance permeates my core,
allowing me to experience…
Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on August 17, 2011 at 1:19pm —