Thursday, April 8, 2021

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 8 April 2021


Sorrow of Heart


“A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.” (Proverbs 15:13)


Today’s Morsel:  Today’s world is turned upside down. Hearts are being broken every hour.  Divorce, suicide, job loss, runaways, separations, drug overdose, fear, pain, alcohol abuse, sickness, death, indebtedness, distress, discontentment, and discouragement are flooding the streets, homes, and communities everywhere we look.  Because of so much sorrow, the hearts of many are broken.  If there was anything that Jesus modeled for us and left us, it was an example of compassion.  One of the signs of a ‘True Cross Bearer’, is a heart of compassion.  We must have empathy towards those who are hurting. Grief weakens one’s strength, and destroys the spirit, more than labor does.  If we are Christians, then we must be moved daily in the church and this world with compassion.  Somewhere the church must shine so that people can see where their hope lies.  We have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feelings of our infirmities.  We can touch Him, and others can too when we are moved with compassion in their sorrow.

Sing:  To be like Jesus, to be like Jesus, on earth I long to be like Him.  All through life’s journey, from earth to glory, I only ask to be like Him.

Thought For Today: “Grief
weakens one’s strength, and destroys the spirits, more than labor does.

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