MERCY ALL THROUGH THE LIFE!
“Oh, satisfy us early with your mercy that we may rejoice and be glad all our days” (Psalm 90:14).
The mercies of God are new every morning. When you humble yourself in the presence of God and wait for the grace of God in the early hours He will pour down His grace immeasurably. Is He not God who is rich in grace? “Oh, satisfy us early with your mercy, so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days” (Psalm 90:14) was the prayer of Moses.
During the days of Noah, the world was filled with sins and iniquities and thus brought the wrath of God towards it. It was going on an unruly path. He regretted having created mankind. But even in those conditions, Noah received mercy in the eyes of God.
Just see how blessed was that grace! It is because of that grace, God asked Noah to build the Ark. It is because of that grace, God boarded Noah and his family into the Ark. Even when the entire world was destroyed, the family of Noah alone was protected by the grace of God.
Dear children of God, today, you have also found grace in the eyes of God. God has also blessed you with the grace of entering the Ark of Salvation, which is Christ. Even during these days when the world is going for judgment being filled with sins and iniquities, God has filled you with peace and joy which the world cannot give you. Is it not the great grace of God?
Lot also received grace in the eyes of God similar to that of Noah. He said, “Indeed now, your servant has found favour in your sight and you have increased your mercy which you have shown me by saving my life” (Genesis 19:19).
God who had decided to destroy Sodom, willed to protect not only Lot but also his entire family. That grace was shown to Lot’s wife and his children too. Lot tried to persuade his in-laws to bring them into the grace of God but alas, they put the opportunity to waste. Is it not the grace of God which enabled Lot and his sons escape from destruction?
Dear children of God, resolve “as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” and submit yourself and your family into the hand of God so that the grace of God follows you for the whole of your lifetime.
To meditate: “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).