Compassion: 2

Acts 7:34  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 5
I have seen, I have seen the affliction of My people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them.
These are the words that God spoke to Moses at the burning bush. It is striking to see that God does not say that He had heard their prayers. He says nothing of their conduct (idolatry had crept in). No, it was the deep afflictions and the groanings that moved God’s heart. Our God is a God of compassion. He delights to answer our prayers. Even when we may be too discouraged or thoughtless to pray, He is still on our side. He will never forget His promise to us: “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”