Mercy, Love, & Grace

Dear Friend,

I’ve been thinking a lot about God’s grace and mercy, and I am so grateful for His love and understanding—without them, we would all be lost. Amen. Jesus paid an extraordinary price for our salvation, and it is available for all people to receive. I know that’s hard to see with how things are in the world, but I know that God has extended His mercy and His grace so that more people can be born again. Ephesians 2:4,5,8 says:

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ . . .

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.

Before I was saved, I was not a good person at all. I know that I’m the perfect example of God’s mercy and grace. Amen. It’s hard to comprehend how much God really does love us, that Jesus was a willing vessel who became the ultimate Sacrifice for each of us when we were still just sinners.

I’ve been working with my son Levi on praying for people instead of being critical of them. However, the concept is hard for him to grasp at times. When people are being mean or cruel, it’s sometimes hard to want to pray for them, yet he’s learning that prayer changes things quicker than becoming hateful. Amen.

God’s heart and His love is for people to get saved. That’s why He has us praying for all who are in authority. The Apostle Paul says in First Timothy 2:1-4:

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men (not just a few but all);

For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

Praise God! He is not a respecter of persons. He wants everyone saved.

God’s love, mercy, and grace can and will change people. If we want to see change, we must pray, worship, and stay in the Word—getting stronger in Christ—and not let anything stop us from praying for the lost and the hurting, from trying to see people the way Jesus does through the eyes of love.

First John 4:7,11 says:

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. . . .

Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

I really like how that’s said. Amen. God loves everyone, and He wants us to do the same.

In His love,

Donner Roberson