"But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children."
My husband and I love to travel, and we have visited several amazing waterfalls. When we see that heavy rush of water flowing across the top of the rocks, we wonder how gallons and gallons of water can continuously drop over the edge, day after day, week after week, year after year, without ever running out. Where does all that water come from? The flow seems to be constant, never drying up.
This reminds me of God’s mercy. In Psalm 103:17, God made a covenant of mercy with His people years ago, and the promise still holds true today. There’s enough mercy for everyone, and there’s no way it will ever run out.
How can we access this constant flow of God’s gracious mercy? The apostle Paul tells us, “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9).
It’s as simple as that!
In this conversation between Jesus and Peter, grace and mercy are illustrated when Jesus forgives the unforgivable.
Lord, I have sinned and strayed from Your ways. How I thank You for Your gracious, compassionate, and merciful forgiveness. As I meditate on Your mercy, and as I grow in Your likeness, let mercy become an increasingly significant part of my daily walk.
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