“The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works.”
As I sit here in my bed getting ready for a night of restful sleep, my mind can’t help but go back to how good our God is. No matter what has happen or taken place in our world or in our lives, our God is good. I know that there are many that would argue with me on that point because of things that have taken place in their lives or hurts that they have faced but if you go to God’s Word you will see how good He is.
First He is good because He is full of gracious and full of compassion. My friend, God cares about you and what you are going through. When you hurt, He hurts and all you have to do is to cast all your heartache upon Him. In fact James 4:8 gives us this promise: “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you”
Second God is good because He is slow to anger and full of mercy. When you think about it you and I do not deserve the love and compassion of God. According to scripture there is nothing good in us that deserves that in fact we are deserving of God’s wrath . But because God loves us and desires for us to come to Him, He allowed His Son to pay the price for our sins. All we have to Him through faith in JesusChrist.
Finally God is good because He showers His tender mercies upon all. Everyone in this world, whether they admit it or not has experienced the goodness of God. They have air to breathe a world to live in and food to eat all because of the goodness of God. Yes, our God is good!!!!
“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”[h] The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:55-57
Here I am sitting at the coffee shop, drinking a good cup of coffee, doing some studying but also browsing through Facebook. As I got to looking at all those that are on my friend list, I got to thinking of how it has been several years since I have seen many of them and than I sat at amazement at how Facebook has brought us together and what a joy that has been. People I have not seen, now I can see them by just clicking a button on the web page and signing in. I can now leave comments or messages and it is as though now we are connected once again.
As I thought about this, I got to thinking about something even greater. One day when I leave this life, I will be going to Heaven and when I get there I will be reunited with people I have not seen in years. I will get to see my grandparents, my father in law and even the first person I led to Christ. Not only that I will also get to meet the one who died for me and will be able to Praise Him face to face. Yes, it will be exciting and just as facebook has been great as far as being able to contact old friends, Heaven will be greater.
May you all have a great weekend!!!