Saturday, July 12, 2014

Our Sympathizer

God's ears are not unable to hear
The cry of the afflicted.
God's arm is not too short to save
The righteous from the wicked.

God's hand is not too small to offer
Comfort that is needed.
God's heart is not too dull to feel
The pain of those mistreated.

The Lord can surely sympathize
With what a human feels:
Our sorrow, weakness, and our cares.
To the Father He appeals.

–- C.V., girl, age 16

Scriptural basis:
"Behold, the LORD'S hand is not so short That it cannot save; Nor is His ear so dull That it cannot hear. " (Isa 59:1)

"For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need."  (Heb 4:15-16)

More of our children's poems:
The Name of the Lord
The Sheep and the Goats
The Spirit is willing

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB

Author's note The poems in this blog were written by my children, ages seven through sixteen. I provided minor input on the completed version of the poem published on this page. The "Why This Blog" post explains how the Lord inspired these poems in answer to a prayer during illness. I also recommend visiting my children's blog, A Brush with Life, where you will also find beautiful art they have drawn for the glory of God. You can access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master,

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission.

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