Look Beneath the Surface
February 16, 2020
Haggai Old Testament

We often treat people or react to people based on what we see “on the surface.” But what if we got to know their story on a personal level and found out about their heart and soul? We would probably be more encouraging and have a lot more compassion for them. We never know what’s going on in someone’s life—the heartaches, the personal struggles, the disappointments, the failures, etc. Those things lay beneath the surface. But what if we could draw out those things in a way that resulted in genuine, Christ-like compassion for them? Wouldn’t that reflect Jesus better than reacting and getting frustrated about someone’s actions or behavior? This is the angle that Pastor Gary takes in our study through the book of Haggai, and he shares his own personal encounter with a woman from Auschwitz whom the Lord used to teach him about these truths.