Fatherhood Reflections: “Compassion”
“As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust. As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more. But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.” (Psalm 103:13-18 ESV)
What is it for a father to have compassion on his children? Well, it is at least to “remember their frame,” that they are children. They have only been around a few years. And you should recognize that you have only been around for a few years longer, in an eons-old universe. You are at least as dependent on your Father as they are upon you. He knows your frame; look to His example and have compassion on your children.