I don’t know about you but there is nothing greater than mercy and love. They are both things we need in our lives. No matter how good we try to be we eventually will require some kind of mercy. No matter how unloved we think we are, we are more than loveable in God’s eyes.
It’s sad to think there are souls out there that would rather converse or communicate with sin and wrath rather than mercy and love. Doesn’t make sense does it. It makes me think of someone who likes to play with matches. Eventually if they do it enough they wind up burning themselves. We can toy with the wrath of God all we want but eventually it will catch up to us.
To recognize the danger of a match you have to know what damage it can do. That’s what Smokey the Bear tries to do. To recognize the danger of a sinner’s heart we have to know the damage it can do to us. Once we come into awareness of it its up to us to do something about it. That’s where God’s love and mercy comes in.
In our physical lives if we find out we have a seriously bad heart we put ourselves on a heart transplant list to get it taken care of. If we are lucky to be chosen we may wind up with a heart that works. Spiritually the reaction should be no different as we put ourselves on the transplant list of God. There is no “if we are lucky to be chosen” fear as God so lovingly wants all of us too eventually wind up on “the list.” The list of those willing to accept that love and mercy He has to offer.
We do this by coming to Him with humble and broken hearts. Hearts that say I need you, I want to live for you not me. I have to confess I’ve been on the table several times getting a new heart transplant from God. I get one and then I damage it with things that shouldn’t be only to get another one to damage it as well. It’s not easy having heart problems, cancer, or other issues but its not easy having a sinner’s heart as well. The cure lies with us. The medicine we are required to take is God’s love and mercy.
The desire to be well has to come from us. Only we can prevent a sinner’s heart.
© 2011 Karen J Gillett @ Pencil Marks and Recipes Publishing