Have Mercy O Lord!

Thee are times when I am just amazed at how God has blessed us, take this picture as an example…

There in the sage blossoms somewhere is a really big bee, that’s what I was trying to get a picture of, but he wouldn’t hold still.  Moreover, he didn’t mess with me either!  You’ll notice the dog just sitting out there, he had a sore leg that day and the rabbit that I posted about a little ways back had given up on playing with him and gone off into those bushes back there in the corner. So, this is a picture of a beautiful spring afternoon in the back yard, you might even call it a carefree afternoon…

Do you ever wonder how you could be so fortunate?  Why did God pick me to favor?  I am nothing but a sinner and someone who really hasn’t made the most of all that God has given me, and yet He has blessed me anyway; amazing!

Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to your unfailing love; 
according to your great compassion 
    blot out my transgressions. 
Wash away all my iniquity
    and cleanse me from my sin.

(Psalm 51:1-2)

These verses pretty well sum this all up: God has had mercy on me, how about you?  There’s an interesting tidbit I’d like to point out in verse 1… se where it says “according to your unfailing love“? The Hebrew word rendered “unfailing love” is hesed which means “covenant-keeping”. Our God is a “covenant-keeping” God who has entered relationship with us through Covenant, in our case the New Covenant which takes sin away.  Accordingly, He does not see our faults and failures; He just loves us!  If you are ever having a bad day, this is something to remember, for if that doesn’t brighten up your perspective, what will?

God’s unfailing love (covenant-keeping) is the one thing that can turn my doubt and sorrows into joyous thanksgiving any day!

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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1 Response to Have Mercy O Lord!

  1. Pingback: The Lord is longsuffering and abundant in mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He by no means clears the guilty « bummyla

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