大有慈爱 Slow and Rich
“耶和华有恩惠，有怜悯， 不轻易发怒，大有慈爱。 耶和华善待万民； 他的慈悲覆庇他一切所造的。” 诗篇 145:8-9
The Lord is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. The Lord is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation. P S A LM 1 4 5 : 8 – 9
The world is still here, isn’t it? God is a patient, loving God. He initiates and reinitiates love again and again and again. Even though people have repeatedly turned against him, God still desires that no one would perish apart from him. He longs to restore relationship with those he has made. He loves the world so much that he died for every single person. He did that even while they were doing the very things that rejected him.
What causes a normal person to react in anger and retaliation causes God to respond with another outburst of grace. If anyone else offered us this much latitude, this much time, this much empathy and support, we would have no excuse but to accept their kindness. How could any of us say no to such an amazing friend?
Jesus, thank you for your patient forgiveness. You keep helping me along. Thank you for never giving up on me. Amen.
Who can benefit from you being gracious and compassionate today? How can you express a slowness in anger and a richness in love toward them?