Sunday, December 7, 2014

Hebrews 8:12 -- On Mercy and Love

"For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more."
Hebrews 8:12

We read so often about becoming better and better and striving toward perfection that sometimes we gloss over the sin, and the miracle of forgiveness.  We sometimes feel stuck--unable to change, unable to become who we want to be.  And without God, we would be stuck... unable to rise above our mistakes.  But God is merciful to us, and despite the pain he bore for us, he lets it go and doesn't remember it to hold it against us.  He wants us to be free.  Free to change, to improve, and to become who we can be.  He loves us and wants us to be with him, and so if we are willing to change, he is willing to let us, and rejoices to welcome us home.
Today, let's take advantage of the mercy God offers us, and let's change.  Let's repent and become better, and willing to be encircled in the arms of God's love.

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