What a beautiful morning. The moon retired for the day as the sun rose to take over the morning. I hear families preparing for the day. Animals are roaming around effortlessly, not having to hide from danger. I feel at peace and well protected by God this morning.
‘To Him that made great lights: for his mercy endures forever.
The sun to rule by day: for His mercy endures forever.
The moon and stars to rul by night: for His mercy endures forever.’
Mercy is NOT receiving something we deserve. We deserve death, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Yet, God showed mercy by sending His Son to pay the penalty for sin once and for all. Just like the animals in the early morning, we can walk freely in His mercy when we accept His gift of salvation. No hiding. No darting here and there.
Mercy is powerful and strong. It is seen in God’s creation at every turn. When sin entered the world man was not the only consequence. Animals and nature began to suffer and die as well.
‘For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.’
Both nature and man long to be right with God. It is His mercy through grace that enables us to be reconciled to God. We deserve death and separation. He gave us reconciliation and life eternal through Jesus Christ. In His mercy that endures forever we have the ability to live.
This morning, as I look around, I see God’s mercy. I catch a glimpse of His love toward me and stand in awe. My heart bowed down in humility can only say thank-you. When my emotions take hold of this, TRUTH peace surrounds me. When my mind grasps this TRUTH, trust and assurance guard my heart.
When you need to calm your anxious heart or control you worried mind all you need to do is look around you. See God’s mercy that endures forever. Meditate on His mercy and He will free you to walk freely in His grace.