Christmas Mercy

Through the tender mercy of our God, with which the Dayspring from on high has visited us; Luke 1:78 The Critic sees a people overlooking their good to focus on their sins The Romantic sees people overlooking their sins to see their good God sees people and sends His son to die for their sins and…

The Power of Grace

I have been reading in my morning devotions about King Solomon. He was blessed by God with wisdom riches and peace. He built the first temple and consecrated it to God. His kingdom was unequaled in all the history of Israel. Beyond all of his accomplishments he also had the experience of God himself appearing…

Unlimited Mercy

One of the great questions I have sometimes is not whether God would really forgive me because of the sacrifice of Christ on the cross. I accept this by faith without fully understanding because the Bible tells me so. What puzzles me more is why an infinitely pure holy and powerful God would care to…

And Can it Be?

And can it be that even on our darkest days when we face our most difficult people God is giving us opportunity to show mercy? Maybe He leads us through the valley of the shadow so that we can learn to forgive even there. A bit further on and on sunnier days we may discover…

Prayer for Mercy

I said, “Lord, be merciful to me; Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.” Psalm 41:4 Today there is such a fascination with super heroes. Captain America, Superman, Iron Man or whoever our favorite is, appeal to us because they are smarter, stronger and better looking than we are. Our lives seem pretty ho-hum compared…