This verse shows us a glimpse into the soft, kind and compassionate heart of our Savior.
People react differently when they see others struggle. The Lord blessed me with a “tender” heart, so whenever I notice someone hurting, it pains me.
Those who are “tougher” aren’t wrong, they’re just different. The Lord designed this place to function with a balance of both.
One example of this is when we dropped our daughter off when she joined the ARMY. The drill sergeant was so loud, obnoxious and just, UGLY to those poor young men and women.
Their job was NOT to coddle them! Individuals were there to become soldiers and it was the job of their leaders to facilitate that process, which clearly did not involve pampering!
When I heard all of the yelling and commands, I was jumpy, so I could not even imagine the thoughts squirreling through the minds of those wide-eyed cadets!
My friend survived Army training, went on to serve our country and explained how harsh but necessary the firmness is. They MUST obey orders and focus is essential or lives are lost.
As much as I would love to have told them all was going to be okay and pat them on the back until that huge lump in their throat dissolved, it would not have been beneficial to their growth and development… but that was my baby! Yes, I did boo hoo that night as I thought of my little girl being berated!
It is with great pride and respect for my daughter, to say she has made it to the rank of sergeant. She does have those cold, piercing blue eyes of a soldier, but when her little girl runs into her arms, those quickly reflect a loving and adoring mommy! That tough young lady in camo melts at the sound of her baby’s voice. I thank the Lord that she is one of those who is capable of switching gears between scanning for threats to this country to her calling as mom to Baby K!
Some of us can be tough when we need to be and soft when we’re called, others just do not demonstrate a kinder edge and then some just do not have a harsh bone in their bodies! Our Lord Jesus, Perfect as He is, of course, is capable of all things!
Our God is THE Vindicator, He does exact justice and has been known to deliver His wrath upon the deserving, but He is also meek and gentle. No one need make the mistake that He is one OR the other. Scripture clearly shows His capability to be what He needs in His perfect timing!
Thank You, Lord
For being Who You Are
You are Mighty and Just
You are kind and loving
Thank You for showing us that You did weep
You are full of compassion
How you prove that over and over
How much more could You have
ever shown that than by giving Your life for ours
We give You praise for Your perfection
You ARE THE AWESOME GOD
You Are our God
And we are Your people
In the Name of Jesus
“Onward, Christian Soldiers”
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