Lent: Day 39



I will kneel in the dust At the foot of the cross, Where mercy paid for me. Where the wrath I deserve, It is gone, it has passed. Your blood has hidden me.

Mercy, mercy, As endless as the sea. I'll sing Your hallelujah For all eternity.

We will lift up the cup And the bread we will break, Remembering Your love. We were fallen from grace, But You took on our shame And nailed it to a cross.

May I never lose the wonder, Oh the wonder of Your mercy. May I sing Your hallelujah. Hallelujah amen.

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Ephesians 2:4-7 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

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One of the hardest things to do in life is to show forgiveness. We know from experience how hard it is to give mercy to others. This is worth remembering when we consider the Cross of Christ. The cost of total forgiveness is complete sacrifice. Only the Father could ordain this. Only Jesus could achieve it. Only the Spirit can cause us to see it. Today as we approach the wonderful and terrible reality of the Cross we see the awesome power and inimitable character of our God.

HOLY GOD help me today to come and bow in repentance before You, receive Your love and stand in Your forgiveness. May I never lose the wonder of Your mercy!