Monday, August 3, 2015

The Father of Mercies

Back to the top to take another look at the third
verse in Second Corinthians. It seems to have a
life of its own!

'Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all 

Can it be that the God of the Old Testament is
the same as the God of the New Testament? In
John 14:3 Philip asks Jesus to show them the
Father. Jesus responds: 'whoever has seen me 
has seen the Father...' The Father dwelt in
Jesus who "never did anything on his own."
Jesus had compassion on the multitude. Was not
the heart  of the Father reaching out to a people
who were scattered and undone because they
were as sheep without a shepherd? Our God is
both Father and Shepherd. His heart is full of 
mercy. He is the God of all comfort. He wraps
us in a warm blanket of love in times of great
suffering. He is merciful. He does not turn His
back when we stumble and fall.

Reader, do you know the Father as a God of
mercy and comfort, or is your God prickly,
judgmental, ready to punish? Jesus took the
judgement against sin into His body on the
Tree. There is no punishment left for you.
What an awesome God we have!

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