For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted. – Hebrews 2:18
Meditation: Who does not appreciate sympathy, a little succor? Occasionally everyone needs a listening ear and a caring heart. Whether it is because of hardship or confusion or simply weariness, we all could use a bit of compassion every now and then.
Jesus Christ promised a Comforter to His disciples (John 14:14-18). The Holy Spirit is our Comforter inside, and by the power of the Spirit others show us compassion. We can pass along that loving compassion by sharing the grace of God to others in turn.
This guarantee of comfort is a hallmark of Christianity. “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:35). In fact the love of God so impacted the Apostle John that He wrote, “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another” (1 John 4:7-11).
Call To Action: Read Luke 10:30-37. Show a stranger love today. Do not wait for them to show you love. Extend the grace of God to them out of appreciation for the succor you have received from the Almighty.