Tuesday, May 5, 2015

rich in forgiveness

today's readings: Judges 21:1-Ruth 1:22, John 4:4-42, Psalm 105:1-15, Proverbs 14:25

in case you never noticed... the first time that Jesus reveals who He is... it's to a Samaritan woman who seems to be living with a man who isn't her husband after being married five times. that's pretty shocking... but it's also very reassuring.

you see... we all struggle with sin. and most of us struggle with sexual sin from time to time. our sexuality is a great gift. but it's a powerful good thing that is so very easy to cause us to stumble. it's part of the human condition to face this temptation, and many of us face it on a daily basis.

but God is rich in mercy and forgiveness. we can't fall down more times than He will pick us up. He knows that we struggle. and He is so loving and forgiving... even when we're in the midst of sin, He comes and shares Himself with us and helps us to be whole again.

thank You, God, for having mercy on a sinner like me.

1 comment:

julie reedy said...

Very profound reading today. Christ opened the door to all of us through a woman that most of us would not of spoken to let alone found value in. Wow! There is hope for all of us.