The Lenten Journey for February 14, 2018
8 The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, slow to anger and of great kindness.
9 He will not always accuse us, nor will he keep his anger for ever.
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our wickedness.
11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, so is his mercy great upon those who fear him.
12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our sins from us.
13 As a father cares for his children, so does the Lord care for those who fear him.
14 For he himself knows whereof we are made; he remembers that we are but dust.
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Reflection by Kelly M.
In this time when we are to be reflecting on the fact that none of us DESERVE God’s love, and find those things that we do, think, and say that keep us separated from it, it is refreshing to consider the grace and mercy offered in a Psalm such as Psalm 103. While Lent encourages us to take what many will call a “searching and fearless moral inventory”, we can do so with the knowledge that, as verse 7 suggests, he will make his ways known to us, just as he did Moses. He will also, as verse 5 suggests, satisfy us with good things. Will those things always look the way we envision? No. However, we are typically shortchanging ourselves when asking God for things to look the way we envision… Let’s take this time not to beat ourselves up, but to re-read HIS roadmap, and do some “rerouting”, as our GPS voice might say…