Thursday, January 20, 2011

Compassion



Well, I finally finished writing a somewhat detailed description of what Dysautonomia is and how it affects me. You can read about it here. I have permanent link on my left sidebar. Just click the, "What is Dysautonomia?" button.
You all, my dear friends have always been so compassionate and understanding. You have taken me at my word and never questioned me when I come here and describe a new, confusing symptom that I don't understand. Your kindness and love really does make such a difference in my life. It means so much to know that you care.
Compassion comes from the Latin word, meaning co-suffering. To have compassion is to suffer together. To have compassion is to love. It is considered one of the most sacred virtues of humanity. 
To have compassion is to love. To love like Christ loved. To suffer together as Christ suffered. 
And where He suffered and His blood fell, we are healed by His stripes (Isaiah 53:5). 
That is what your love and your compassion reminds me.

You remind me that He cares.

Isaiah 54:10
"Though the mountains may shake and the hills disappear, my unfailing love will never disappear, nor my promises of my peace," says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
 (This is my 2nd verse to memorize for the Siesta Scripture Memory Team.) 
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3 comments:

Kelli said...

these are precious words to my soul. writing them in my journal. thank you for today.

a side note, grab a book, use it for water coloring your feelings, God's teachings, love you hear from him...I have started doing this, not to show people but to experience his love through visual and artful ways...Hope you don't think that's crazy weird :)

vicki said...

Heather, I have a chronic illness too (MS), so my heart goes out to you. You are not alone! Take good care of yourself. Hugs!

alli/hooray said...

Hi Heather, I can't believe how long it has been since I've left a note here! Thanks for your kind words sent my way yesterday - you made my day. And your words here are so touching. I definitely think the world could use more compassion!

Hope you are having a good week :)

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