"God Thoughts", Devotional Stories

A Cup of Compassion

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A joyful group of kids, moms, and dads eagerly entered Jesus’ throne room. They wore pure white clothes of righteousness from Jesus because they had accepted His gift of salvation. The throne room was also pure and white, filled with dazzling light and joyful sounds.

Jesus rushed down from the throne to greet these friends whom He loved so much. He wore a brilliant white robe and a big smile, and his eyes shone with joy and warmth. As the kids and parents surrounded Jesus, He loved, hugged, and welcomed each of them individually, all at once. He laughed and danced with them and spoke words that were like honey—sweet, smooth, and life-giving.

They all sat down around Him in the middle of the great throne room and He told them stories of truth, power, life, and hope. As He spoke, His words settled on them and came into them. Pure, white doves of peace flowed from his words and rested upon each of them and absorbed into them. Then soft, red hearts of love. Then golden keys of wisdom.

Then clear glasses of clean water came from his words and rested in their hands. The glasses were full of compassion to be poured out on the needy—cups of cold water to be given in His Name.

Then they rose together with Jesus into the clear blue sky—like a great, shining white cloud alive with so many bouncy, wiggly children filled with joy and excitement to be with Jesus.

Jesus had different places for each to serve. He took them to offer His water of compassion to needy people and bring them to Him. And He filled each one with great joy as they let Him pour His love through them.

By Annette Ford

Do you realize that Jesus longs for you to be close to Him and worship Him? He longs to give you his peace, love and wisdom. He invites you to accept his cup of compassion and pour it out on other people so they will also come to Him. Will you ask Him to fill you with His compassion and joy today?

Matthew 10:42 “And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”

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