It’s Monday, and I need to write a temple post. Gladly I would have written it before these last few minutes, except that my body has not cooperated. Some weeks don’t go the way you planned, and you just lay on the couch wishing away a stomach bug.
Today was for the mercy seat. And that cannot be coincidence.
Perhaps next Monday we can venture into what it looked like and how it worked and just how marvelous it is to have the better mercy seat in these temples, our bodies. But today I just need mercy.
Today I haven’t got the energy or the stomach to stare endlessly at a little, moving screen, and I wonder if I’m not the only one who needs to know it.
There is mercy.
It’s Monday and we may not have the answers or the plans or the strength to push through the week, but there is a God who gives mercy, and He gives mercy to us.
So let’s just rest here today, Beloved? It’s a Monday meant for hard work, but maybe we all just need to put our effort into marveling at mercy.
Yes, this Monday let’s just marinate in mercy. Let’s soak up the wonder that God’s mercy has spared us from the wrath we deserve. Where we could not approach the holy God, he has mercifully approached us with salvation.
Rest here with me today, Beloved? Let’s put these words in our hearts, soothing balm for battered souls, and rejoice in the love of God for us. right. now.
~~**m a r v e l**~~
“The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, ‘The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.'”
“Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
“I am in great distress. Let me fall into the hand of the Lord, for his mercy is very great, but do not let me fall into the hand of man.”
2 Chronicles 21:13
“The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.”
“Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.”
“He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”