Feb 05 2012
Malachi 2:17 You have wearied the LORD with your words, yet you say, “How have we wearied him?” By your saying, “Every evildoer is good in the sight of the LORD, and he is pleased with him”; or else, “Where is the just God?”
“Beloved, this generation wearies me with its idolatry, sin, and idle talk. My name is blasphemed in every place. How am I to respond? Up to now I have responded with mercy—unimaginable mercy. No human is fully aware of the lengths to which my mercy has gone for sinful humanity. The angels are in awe. My mercy is infinite, it is true. Those who call upon mercy—no matter the depth of sin—will be bathed in it. But for the sake of the world, a time limit has been set so that the age of sin will come to an end. This too is mercy. Children come to me! Let me shelter you. How I long to enfold you all in my merciful heart. I love you, my children. Let go of your sin and come to me!”
Heavenly Father, how unimaginable is your mercy! Yet so many are clinging to sin. May a flood of mercy inundate the earth so that hearts will be moved to repentance, and find the love that longs for them—the only thing worth seeking. Jesus, Lord of mercy, save us! Amen.