Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday Verses

show love and mercy to all
Happy Sunday! This verse has been on my heart for several months and in the past few weeks I have been reminded of it again and again. Jesus did not come to this earth armed with a long list of do's and don'ts or with his finger pointing at us. He doesn't stand in front of us, arms held up with wrists crossed in an X. Rather, Jesus stands in front of us, arms flung open wide, restoring and healing us. And, Jesus asks us to do the same: to stand in front of one another, with open arms and with hearts full of mercy. Somehow we have made mercy hard and we do not show love to all, to those in our communities and to those right in front of us. Before we do anything else, before we worry about the "rules" and the rights and the wrongs, we MUST show mercy--we MUST love with wide open arms and wide open hearts and stop the condemnation and hate. 

10 comments:

  1. His Word is Forever and your comments are so on target! Thank you!

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  2. With the world the way it is, this message couldn't be more true! Thank you hon and God bless.

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    1. Aw, thank you for being a faithful reader and for taking the time to comment.

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  3. The one rule we should really focus on is the one that commands us to love one another. Blessings to you Becky & to us all.

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    1. Yes!! And to do that, we have to practice mercy and grace.

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  4. I must have needed this today because I came looking for a linky party, but the Lord had other plans! Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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