Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Called to be the Light1 Peter 2:1-10
V. 10: “Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”
Mercy is showing compassion or forgiveness to someone that you have the power to punish. I am reminded of the reckless love of God. The love of God broke all the rules men or angels could concieve. God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. This is something that is beyond comprehension. God showed us who he is by showering his love on us. There is nothing that can separate us from his love. His love is a gift, an eternal present to us. Think about receiving something in your time of need during a challenging time in your life.
No matter how hard we try or even if we forget. The Lord remembered us when we didn't deserve to be called his people. Remember the Lord, then you will be at rest and acknowledge him in all your ways as it will be well with you. We are deserving of God's wrath however because of Jesus Christ we have access to the Father and having received God's mercy we who were dead in our sins are made alive in Christ through his sacrificial love on the cross. No matter how unworthy we may look at it as. Trusting in God is something that I have found increasingly more difficult especially in a world where there are so many voices leading you. You have to put your foot down and trust in the complete work of Christ. God is always with you. No matter what happens he will never leave nor forsake you. Even when you want to run away. We lack everything , we don’t have anything, It's only because of his grace. May God help us to trust in him. Let us come boldly but humbly before the Father with the hope to receive mercy in our time of need because of the death and resurrection of his one and only Son.
Thank you God for your patience in waiting for us to repent that we may not perish but rather enjoy the new life we have in your son Jesus Christ. We trust in you. Thank you Lord.
Bethany Mar Thoma Church, NY