(Lamentations 3:22-33) Pastor Carol Weist
The steadfast lovingkindness of the Lord cannot be counted. It cannot be measured with numbers. However the steadfast love of the Lord can be counted upon. Great is the faithfulness of our Lord.
People cannot always be counted upon. Human faithfulness is not always so great
and may amount not to faithfulness at all but abject faithlessness. Thankfully the Lord’s mercies and compassion never come to an end. Thankfully the Lord’s merciful compassion is new every morning. That is how great our Lord’s faithfulness is.
We most certainly need mercy every morning. We do not always faithfully avail ourselves of that gift, but the gift is there. Availing ourselves of God’s gift of mercy may require repentance and change on our part, change we may resist or fear.
God’s mercies are faithfully there for us every moment, every morning, that same steadfast lovingkindness that the Lord requires us to love: He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)
We do not always find the steadfast lovingkindness of the Lord lovable. Not everybody approved of Jesus’ having compassion on some of the people he healed and forgave during his ministry on earth. People still struggle with Jesus caring for someone they have a hard time caring for. The Lord’s mercies are faithfully there as we come to our senses and realize our lack of mercy needs to be changed and needs forgiveness. Continue reading