Each week, you will find brief insights on this blog page into Pastor Rodney's upcoming Sunday message. After each Sunday service, visit this blog again to view the same post, updated with a video of our worship time.
Jul8FriJuly 8, 2022
“I’d like to think that I’m older now
And surely I must have grown out of this
I’d like to reach some higher ground
But what a sad life to live without
Grace and mercy, grace and mercy.” - Lyrics Grace & Mercy, Jess Ray
Mercy delivers us from what we do deserve. Grace gives us what we do not deserve. We are all on this wonderful journey called “life” and mercy and grace are constant companions. We need mercy and grace during the good times, the bad and all the in between times - mercy and grace.
Where is this source of mercy and grace? - from the creator and sustainer of all life - God. “Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwells in the heavens…so our eyes look to the LORD our God, until He has mercy on us. Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy on us!” - Psalm 123
There is grace available at the throne of grace from the God of all grace, so lift your eyes of faith to Him! As christians (Christ followers) everything isn’t going to be easy in our journey, we must unfortunately endure sickness, losses, disappointments and sometimes sit at the “table of brokenness.” But there is God’s mercy and grace at the table!
Sometimes the source of brokenness comes from family and yes, even the family of God - “what are these wounds between your arms? Then he will answer, those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.” (Zechariah 13:6)
King David understood his source of mercy and grace - “I am in great distress. Please let us fall into the hand of the LORD, for His mercies are great; but do no let me fall into the hand of man.” (2 Samuel 24: 14)
Jesus said, “blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” (Matthew 5:7) Have you looked to Jesus for His mercy and grace? Are you extending mercy and grace to those around you? Micah reminds us “what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God.” (6:8b)
“Through many dangers, toils, and snares I have already come; tis grace that brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.” - Amazing grace!