Sunday, June 7, 2009
Mercy and Love
Thank you Lord, for being rich in mercy and great in your love. Thank you that your love is no idle thing - it is constant in its motion, certain in its expectation, and passionate in its desire.
"But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ, and raised us up with Him, seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus, in order that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus." Ephesians 2:4-7
I love that this passage demonstrates, through all three verb tenses, the active work of God's love - unfettered by time.
God of my fathers, God of my children, help me to always remember - The God of my salvation is also the God of my sanctification. Stifle the competing voices - the ones who tempt me to believe that my worth is based on my performance - as if I could offer you anything.
Thank you for your patient love, reminding me that you are God of all. You are not angered by my questions, or frightened by my insolence, and do not reject me when I am found wanting. This alone is more than enough and yet there is more. You are a prodigious God- loving more lavishly, with more liberality than I can fathom; unashamed to be my God. Your mercy is ever present and always at work - And you are good.