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Sympathy came out of my own struggles to understand how God's compassion comes to each of us personally. Seeing the tragedy in others lives leads me to wonder how God is exactly at work in our personal struggles. Many times I am encouraged by Heb 4.15, that Jesus completely sympathizes with our weakness in every trial. Such relief and encouragement for faith to know that He always looks up us with compassion and favor. 

only you can sympathize truly
   knowing all of me
      inside your heart
   you know the temptation
      to look at myself
         and to hold my own cup
      against you, but
only you can sympathize truly
   for you wore flesh
      in perfection
         holding the spirit of life
            inside your chest
               you chose to love
                  to be self-less
                     and breathe
                        in me
only you can sympathize truly
   for you know dually
      both infinite and me
   both divine and fleshy
         you take form of God
            and put it in a box of skin
               wear my limbs
               feel my weakness
               know my temptations
               hold my broken relations
      what a fire you held
         when the world tore your flesh
      unleashing love through God forsaken
            my sin inside of your righteousness
         somehow i die too
            despite my selfishness
         and now i am in love
            with the beloved
               in your grip
         held and known inside my sin
            you know my pain
         you come with compassion
               with nothing to gain
                  my flesh in your cross
                     in resurrecting pain
               you come in love
                  and love me to live again
only you sympathize me truly


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