"For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in loving kindness to all who call upon You."
What blessed assurance this verse brings to my heart as it affirms the goodness of our God. He stands ready to forgive us! That means a great deal as I have to come so often before Him for not forgiving others. In my shame I am enveloped in His loving kindness which is truly my life line. He immerses my wounds in His healing love, and sets me back on my feet to continue the journey I look forward to ending.
We are not called to simply bring knowledge of God to those around us, but to be a visible expression of who God is by allowing Him to demonstrate the power of His love, wisdom, grace, and mercy through us. Perhaps you like me have to join Paul in proclaiming,
"Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead. I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of our God in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:14-15)
In His love.
A savored sight on the New River Trail on picture-perfect day!