Thursday, April 24, 2014

Unending Mercy

One of the greatest attractions in all of America is Yellowstone National Park. There are over two hundred active geysers in the park but Old Faithful is the best known and most visited. It has become famous over the years because it is so regular in its “activity” of shooting steams of water high into the air.

No one knows when it began, but it was first discovered in 1870. The silvery cascades of water shoot out of the geyser about every sixty-five minutes every day of the year.

The ancient Hebrews and present day Christians see in the faithfulness of this geyser the unending, time-less and inexhaustible mercy of God. Since the fall of man there has not been one moment when God did not have man’s need of redemption in the center of His heart. And this need for our redemption springs upward and outward from God’s unlimited mercy every moment of every day - much like the dependability of Old Faithful.   

The “mercy” of God is an everlasting expression of His divine compassion. This “mercy” of God is a statement of the undeserving love that He has for us by withholding His judgment on us for our sins. We are reminded of His immeasurable love whenever we pause and think of His Son coming to earth to die on a cross for our sins. God's mercy is “God at work” helping and healing, protecting and providing, strengthening us each day and saving us from death and destruction.

Give thanks to the Lord! His mercy is never ending!

Prayer:  We lift grateful hearts to You, Lord, for mercy we do not deserve yet desperately need for our salvation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today: Psalm 136:26 Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.

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