Carey Lewis Devotions
Friday, June 1st, 2018
Love... Is Sympathetic
Jesus wept.
John 11:35 (NKJV)
Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
Romans 12:15 (NKJV)
We mourned to you, and you did not lament.
Matthew 11:17 (NKJV)
Psychologists say sociopaths and narcissists feel no sympathy or empathy. The Bible says Jesus wept. He wept with His grieving friends when Lazarus died. He wept for the coming plight of Jerusalem.

Because where love is, so is concern for others. Love smiles in witnessing triumphs and achievements. Love sympathizes with trials and bereavements.

As Christians, our hearts should be tender, not stony. They must stay open, willing to share and to care.

If we build walls around our hearts, they'll grow harder. Even worse, a lack of heart-to-heart contact can prove fatal.

Therefore, we love.

## Love Series: Love Is Sympathetic (Part 63)

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Love series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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