Merciful

In our Bible Reading for today, Paul talks about God’s great mercy. Even though we are dead in our sins and far from perfect, God still loves us. That is mercy!
God showed His great mercy to us when He sent His Son, Jesus, to come into this world and die on the cross for our sins. 1 John 4:10 says, “True love is God’s love for us, not our love for God. He sent his Son as the way to take away our sins.” God could have let us die as punishment for our sins. He could have decided not to save us. But God chose to be merciful. He chose to save us even though we do not deserve it!
God also shows His mercy to us everyday when we ask Him for forgiveness of our sins. Hebrews 4:16 says, “With Jesus as our high priest, we can feel free to come before God’s throne where there is grace. There we receive mercy and kindness to help us when we need it.” Praise God that we, as Christians, can experience His mercy every day!
How wonderful is His mercy!