JESUS COMES ALONGSIDE us with compassion in our internal renovations as well. As we navigate uncertainty, make messes, and try to build something new on the emotional foundation we’ve been given, we can find companionship and love in the process. We can come alongside ourselves with compassion and understand that Jesus approaches us with compassion too. Jesus calmly and lovingly crouches down to help us pick up our messes, with a silent understanding that says, “Me too.”
—Angela D. Schaffner
Revealed: What the Bible Can Teach You About Yourself
From page 118 of Revealed: What the Bible Can Teach You About Yourself by Angela D. Schaffner. Copyright © 2018 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
What work has Jesus begun in you this week? Share your thoughts.
I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.
—Philippians 1:6, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Jesus, help me to see myself in your Word, so that others might see you in me. Amen.
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