Acts 3: 6-7 “Then Peter said, ‘Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you.  In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.’  Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong.” 

Are you a naturally compassionate person?  Some have this gift but others get so focused on their own agenda that they often miss opportunities to be compassionate to others around them.  In Acts 3, Peter and John are going through their daily routine at the temple when they are interrupted by one who could use a little compassion.  This disabled man asked for money, but Peter was able to give him more than he could explain through the power of God. 

In order to grow in the area of compassion we need to notice the needs of those around us and do what we can to meet them.  When Peter and John did this it brought attention to Jesus. Today, our compassion is a witness to the world too. 

How about you?  Take a few moments to think about the people that are in your daily life.  Your co-workers, neighbors, and family.  Is there someone in your circle that could use an act of compassion?  Is there a need in your neighborhood or city that moves your heart?  How will you be attentive to the opportunity to be compassionate when you are interrupted next time with a chance to demonstrate unexplainable compassion. 

Take a few moments to reflect on your life.  When has someone shown unexplainable compassion?  Read Acts 3 and see how one act of compassion changed a life in an unexplainable way.