Topic: Empathy Encouraged – Higher Every Day by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi | Date: Friday, April 20, 2018.
Scripture: “Rejoice with them that do rejoice,and weep with them that weep”(Romans 12:15).
A six year old boy, Alex. from New York to house another young Syrian in his family house. On his television, he had seen Omran Daqneesh bloodied and dazed after a bombing of his town in Syria. An Ex-President of America commented on his action and described him as a child “who hasn’t learned to be cynical or suspicious, or fearful. We should all be more like Alex.” A dictionary defines empathy as,”The intellectual identification of the thoughts. feelings. or state of another person.”
When a person is sick or sustains an injury how do you feel? What about those suffering families in the deserts, natural disaster zones and war-torn countries without food and water? Empathize with the suffering. If it is well with you.it is by God’s grace. Keep to Christ’s golden rule of doing unto others what you wish them to do unto you. Pray and care for people with challenges; never mock them. If we follow Jesus to the end. we shall have peace and joy forever in His Kingdom.
Challenge: Be an encouragement to others.
Prayer: Lord,make me a helper of the helpless in Jesus name.
Quote: Pray and care for people with Challenges
Bible Reading in one Year: Romans 12:9-16