Moved With Compassion
By: Karelys Pereira
Moved With Compassion is a theme that has resonated this year with Royal Home Ministries. Last fall we were able to celebrate 30 years of impacting the lives of young women facing unplanned pregnancies and offering a tangible solution and support system for this season in their lives. We've seen an increase in the need for services throughout our community and we are determined to continue our mission to unlock hope into these women's lives.
When I think about compassion, I almost immediately think about Jesus and the example that he left us. I think about his ministry and how intentional he was about being where the need was. I think about how he was present in every moment, discerning the needs of those around him. Not only was he aware of their need, but he was moved to DO something about it.
We know that scripture tells us that the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few (Matthew 9:37) which simply put means - there's MUCH WORK TO BE DONE and not enough people willing to roll up their sleeves and work! We can look at this in so many different contexts of life, whether we're talking about the spiritual harvest of souls, or just the physical and tangible needs of those around us; people needing food, clothing, shelter, a friendly face, and even a warm embrace.
Royal Home Ministries is moved to action each and every day. We see the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of every mother and child that comes through our doors. We take the time to know them, to let them know that they are loved, and to show them what true love and compassion look like.
I discovered recently that compassion literally means to "suffer together". It doesn't mean that you analyze someone's situation and see if it's fitting to help them or even to feel sorry for them. It means that you are burdened by their situation and moved to bring relief. Scripture teaches us to "bear one another's burdens (Galatians 6:2). I encourage you to GO out into your community, OPEN your eyes to see the need, be MOVED WITH COMPASSION to the benefit of those around you, and do it all for HIM.
There's so much need out there, and connecting with Royal Home Ministries is just one of many opportunities to share God's love with the world. Thank you for your continued support and prayers for this ministry and the young women we serve. May God grant you the courage to be His hands and feet wherever you are.
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