Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Lovingkindnesses and Compassions

"The LORD's lovingkindnesses
indeed never cease,
For His compassions
never fail."
Lamentations 3:22

Can you fathom this? 

I keep thinking and thinking on this scripture and it boggles my mind.  As Christians we can show lovingkindnessses and we can show great compassions, but in our humanness we fail.  If we have been hurt or betrayed, it can be very difficult to forgive, much less show compassion or lovingkindness.

But God---

He can do this.  We can commit terrible sins and finally come to Him in repentance.   He is able to truly forgive us and then He promises to remember our sins no more, never bringing them up to us again.  He can then shower us with His grace and mercy so He is able to show great compassions and lovingkindnesses without begrudging us.

Gentle ladies, let's be open to learn from our great teacher, the LORD God Almighty, so we can be molded into His image in the opportunities we have to show forgiveness, lovingkindness, and compassion.  In this we will glorify God, and even the angels will marvel.

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