Day 259 –
Keep Pouring out Grace and Mercy along the journey.
Zechariah 12:10 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.”
Did you realize the most grace and mercy ever given was given by the hand of God?
When God sent His Son, the rightful King of the World, to earth, to live a humble, uncomfortable, modest life; then leading Jesus to die on a rugged old cross while being beaten, humiliated, and disrespected…..He did ALL of this for us!
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His “Only” Son,” John 3:16a.
This was all by grace and mercy because He had compassion for Us – You and Me.
God did this to show us He still loves us: way beyond all the sins we had already committed and even further than those we would still commit later.
After all this, God proved Himself even more, by raising Jesus from the grave and giving us Eternal life.
“That whoever believes in Him should not perish but have Eternal life.” John 3:16b.
Even with His Grace and Mercy, God can be disappointed with us and saddened by the wrong we do. He allows consequences of Our Sins to fall upon us. However, when all is said and done, He picks us back up, dusts off our knees, wipes away our tears, and gives us a HUGE dose of Love, Grace, Compassion, and Mercy!
We have an opportunity every day to give this same Grace and Mercy shown to us to others around us. We quickly and easily want to place judgment, get irritated, spread rumors or gossip about others and what they are doing….it’s our human, sinful self. However, it’s the “Jesus Way”- the more uncomfortable, the more loving, the harder but grander way, to show Grace and Mercy.
Next time you have a decision to make on how you will acknowledge a “situation” or a Facebook post or an Instagram story, whatever it may be, think about it through the Grace and Mercy of Our Heavenly Father and how He showers that down on us daily.