Friday, January 6, 2017

Meeting in the Meadow: Mercy, Peace, Love



Mercy, Peace, Love
-Roy Lessin

May you receive more and more of God's mercy, peace, and love. Jude 1:2 (NLT)

It’s 2017! You have never gone this way before. What you have planned for this year is not what makes it meaningful. What makes it meaningful is that God is in it.

He was in it when you first opened your eyes on January 1. He has sustained you through 2016, greeted you with new mercies at morning’s light, given you the breath of life, and promised to direct your steps until your journey is complete.


Because of God’s mercies you can follow Him with all of your heart this year, assured that there is nothing being held over your head to condemn you; you can take each step with a quiet heart knowing that His peace keeps you steady and sure; you can move ahead with great confidence of faith knowing His love keeps you close to His heart, mindful of His promises, and confident of His care.

Are you tired or weary? Allow God to renew you with His strength.
Are you discouraged or downhearted? Allow God to lift you with His love.
Are you carrying a burden of sin? Allow God’s mercies to restore you.
Are you in need of reassurance? Allow God to hold you in His embrace.
Are you in need of healing? Allow God to mend you with His touch.

Today, you are His child and He is your Father—you belong to Him and He belongs to you; He matters to you and you matter to Him; you are committed to Him and He is committed to you. In 2017, there is mercy, there is peace, and there is love.

©2009, 2017, Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow. Photo by Marina Bromley, Marina's Kitchen Table