Monday, August 3, 2009


A little confession: James 2:13b is on my dresser this week.
"Mercy triumphs over judgment."

As the last few days of summer vacation wind down... as my family is back home for a "normal" week this week... as the preggo hormones kick in... (oh, I can come up with all sorts of excuses, can't I?)... I find myself being quick to anger versus slow to speak and judging when I should be giving mercy. How quickly I fall to the desires of the flesh. My reminder for myself this week is to love. To simply reach out with the hand of God and extend the same mercy that was extended to me on the cross.
Our family verse tonight was Romans 8:32: "He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?" God takes care of every need. Talk about mercy! With a gracious heart, I too, need to extend such mercy... from my daughter to the stranger in the Walmart line. Jesus died for all.

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