God’s Mercy

No sin is so great that God’s mercy can’t cover it.  The apostle Paul can testify to that.  “This is a true saying, and everyone should believe it: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–and I was the worst of them all.  But that is why God had mercy on me, so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of His great patience with even the worst sinners.  Then, others will realize that they, too, can believe in Him and receive eternal life” (1 Timothy 1:15, 16).

God’s mercy reaches out to everyone.  People who we might look at and think they are hopeless.  We say to ourselves, they will never change but God will look at those same people and see who they can become.  People looked at Paul as a monster who was persecuting the Christians but Jesus
looked at him and saw a man who would be instrumental in spreading the Gospel.  Paul said, “How thankful I am to Christ Jesus our Lord for considering me trustworthy and appointing me to serve Him, even though I used to scoff at the name of Christ.  I hunted down His people, harming
them in every way I could”
(1 Timothy 1:12, 13). 

Today, a person might be an atheist and tomorrow he or she could be a committed Christian. The love of God is redemptive and transforming. The next time you see someone who is wearing clothes that you would not be caught dead in or covered in rings and or tattoos, remember that what you see is not what God sees.  And that person is just as precious to Him as
you are.  God’s mercy is reserved for everyone–no matter who they are. 

I came across the hymn, Depth of Mercy.  Reflect on the words and thank God for His mercy.

Depth of mercy, can there be
Mercy still reserved for me?
Can my God His wrath forbear me
The chief of sinners, spare?

Heaven find me on my knees
Hear my soul in passioned pleas
Depth of mercy, can there be
Mercy still reserved for me?

Now incline me to repent
Let me now my sins lament
Deeply my revolt deplore
Weep, believe and sin no more.

Heaven find me on my knees
Hear my soul in passioned pleas
Depth of mercy, can there be
Mercy still reserved for me?

Heaven find me on my knees
Hear my soul in passioned pleas
Depth of mercy, can there be
Mercy still reserved, mercy still reserved
Mercy still reserved for me?

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Chad Robert Cates / Tony W. Wood

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