We don’t associate great power with tender compassion because most humans gain power through force; and–compassion is considered only weakness which serves to compromise power. It is not so with God. His power resides in Himself. He doesn’t gain power by taking it from others. He is so powerful that His compassion never compromises His power. By His power He does works more mighty than anyone we know. Consider The Milky Way, which is 100,000 light years in diameter. If we travelled at the speed of light, it would take 100,000 years to travel its diameter and we’d be dust upon arrival! Yet, God who made and maintains this vastness, also created each of us in HIS image. Even more precious–is that He desires for us to KNOW Him! When we grasp the profound combination of His power and compassion, we rejoice with the Psalmist who wrote: “He determines and counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by their names. Great is our Lord and of great power; His understanding is inexhaustible and boundless. The Lord lifts up the humble and downtrodden; He casts the wicked down to the ground. Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praises with the harp or the lyre to our God!– Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who prepares rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains. He gives to the beast his food, and to the young ravens that for which they cry. He determines and counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by their names. Great is our Lord and of great power; His understanding is inexhaustible and boundless. He delights not in the strength of the horse, nor does He take pleasure in the legs of a man. The Lord takes pleasure in those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy and loving-kindness.” (Psalms 147:4-11) Do we know anyone more powerful than God who also loves us as He does? When we know Him, we THIRST for Him:“My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God?” (Psa. 42:2) We find all we desire in our powerful, compassionate Father!