Time for Grace-January 8, 2024

Time for Grace-January 8, 2024

Psalm 103:11-13

Yes, as high as the heavens are above the earth, so powerful is his mercy toward those who fear him. As distant as the East is from the West, so far has he removed our rebellious acts from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.

Dear Heavenly Father,

It all comes down to faith and trust in You, but no one can come to you without going through Your Son. So by trusting in Jesus, Your grace, mercy, and love are revealed to us through faith, which the Holy Spirit began in us. How great is Your love for us? It is far more superior than all our sins.

You loved us so much that You did not want us to be stuck in our sins with no way out, only to be condemned for our sins, so You established Your plan of salvation to pull us from hell’s condemnation; all humanity was equally doomed.

Jesus willingly took on human flesh to be our equal and to live under Your will—that we should love You above all other things and love our neighbor as we love ourselves. He lived his life perfectly and then assumed our sins. From the cross, He removed them as far as the East is from the West. With the removal of our sins, we were restored to You.

Knowing, believing, and trusting in You, this is to fear You, our God; and for all who fear You, Your compassion—the forgiveness of sins—is delivered, and we have salvation and eternal life being united to You because this life is not the best it gets; it is our eternal life that never ends brought to us by faith in You.

Please allow us to share this with those who struggle with their sins and unbelief so that they, too, will fear You and Your Son and be joined to You in heaven. Amen.

Written through Pastor Roger Emmons

God’s mercy is so substantial that it is ready and waiting for all. He desires all people to know and trust in Him, and He has compassion for them; He wants to deliver to you His gift of eternal life received by the open hands of faith.