God’s great mercy


Two men sat on a wharf where sacks of grain were being loaded on a ship bound for European markets. One was a Christian, and he had been talking to his sailor companion about the better life.

The young sailor turned and said, “If all my sins were grains of wheat, and if allthe ships on all the oceans were loaded with them, my sins would fill them and there would still be piles left over!”

His friend replied, “If all the sailing ships were to sink to the depths of the sea, there would be plenty of room for them at the bottom—isn’t that true? Like­wise, so is God’s mercy greater than all our sins.”

—20th Century Christian

Romans 5:1-5 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

“Thoughts For Today to Brighten Your Day” by Glenn, Mercedes and Lauren Hitchcock

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