Have Compassion, Making A Difference

Have Compassion, Making A Difference

I thought I was a good Christian, I thought I loved the lost;
I believed I was a giving soul – willing to count the cost.
But there was something that was missing, and it truly came clear to me:
If I wanted to make a difference, having compassion was the key.

Have compassion, making a difference,
Share the truth that will make them free –
From a heart stirred by the love of God,
Making a difference – eternally!

I thought I was so satisfied, serving from day to day;
But somehow I made no difference on the lost who came my way.
“Search my heart, oh God!” I cried, “Make me a vessel fit for Your use.
‘Give me souls, or I die.’ It’s Your will alone that I choose.”


I see the lost stumbling by, blindly on their way to Hell;
They need to know the Saviour – oh, who will go to them and tell?
Tell them of Jesus who died, so they can live eternally;
Moved with compassion, my heart’s cry, “Here am I, Lord, send me!”


Have compassion, making a difference,
Rescue souls that are bound by sin.
The Father’s House is waiting,
For us to bring the prodigals in.


Have compassion, making a difference…

January 8th, 2006
Jerry Bouey

And of some have compassion, making a difference:
And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire;
hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
Jude 1:22-23

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying,
Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?
Then said I, Here am I; send me.
Isaiah 6:8

“Give me souls or I die.” – John Hyde, known as Praying Hyde.

The story is told about an old man, walking the beach at dawn, who noticed a young man ahead of him picking up starfish and flinging them into the sea. Catching up with the youth, he asked what he was doing. The answer was that the stranded starfish would die if left in the morning sun.

“But the beach goes on for miles and miles, and there are millions of starfish,” countered the man. “How can your effort make any difference?”

The young man looked at the starfish in his hand, and then threw it into the waves.

“It makes a difference to this one,” he said.

The same goes for each effort put forth to tell others about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It may seem like a never-ending task, but it does make a difference in the lives of those who hear it and believe.

– Taken from a church bulletin.

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