Tag Archives: mercy

Life is precious. Every single life is designed by His Hands. And, every single person who chooses abortion is so dearly loved by God and must be shown mercy by us, fellow sinners. We’re not ones to condemn considering our stories, right? Mercy is a beautiful gateway to forgiveness. Let’s leave it open.

Embrace Mercy

Embrace Mercy

  In a story told in the gospel of John, the Pharisees drag a woman accused of adultery before Jesus. Hoping to trap Jesus in a violation of Mosaic law, they say, Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do You say?” Infinitely wiser than those who would try

Prayer for Healing

Prayer for Healing

So Moses cried out to the Lord, saying, “Please heal her, O God, I pray!” — Numbers 12:13 Miriam had dared to speak ill of Moses. But Moses was not only her brother, he was a prophet of the Lord. God took this offense so seriously that He caused Miriam to be covered in leprosy.

To those who feel undeserving of a new beginning, remember, it’s grace. Grace upon grace, actually. No one deserves it, but it’s available to us now through Jesus. Jesus isn’t done with you yet.

Jesus Is Not Done with You Yet

  Where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again. ~ Anne Frank Wearing leather-looking pants to my husband’s head-pastor job interview ranks as one of my most embarrassing moments. Pleather on the front, business black on the back — goodness, it was cringeworthy. What possessed me to

Our God is Compassionate and Gracious

  Imagine living in the ancient Near East in 1500 BC. You’re a Hebrew, formerly a slave in Egypt, now traipsing through the desert around Mount Sinai. You inhabit a spiritually charged universe of “gods” and “goddesses.” And these divine beings are anything but nice. Read any ancient text. The gods were mean — finicky

Echoes from Eternity

“Kyrie eleison.” It was the one sentence uttered to Jesus more than any other. “Kyrie eleison.” Those who traveled with Jesus heard it over and over. “Kyrie eleison.” We would have been amazed at the number and variety of people that came to Jesus and said, “Kyrie eleison.” Some shouted it to Jesus from afar

The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi: The Upper Room and Pentecost

Pentecost Sunday When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of

Comfort in God Alone

Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. — James 5:13 The day I met Rebecca, she invited me over to her house for egg salad and raspberries. We were coworkers, the only two squeezed into a ten-foot-by-ten-foot office like two college roommates. Within hours

Surrender by Acting “As If”

When I find myself feeling unsure of my identity in God’s eyes, His Word offers me plenty of assurance about who I am in Christ. Ephesians 2, especially, gives me this helpful and hopeful reminder: But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even

The LORD of the Rings

Prayer is not getting man’s will done in Heaven, but getting God’s will done on earth. It is not overcoming God’s reluctance but laying hold of God’s willingness. — Richard C. Trench Next to Star Wars, my favorite trilogy is the Lord of the Rings. Hobbits, Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, the all-seeing eye of Sauron trying

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