Thursday, May 10, 2018


In Lamentations 3:22-23, we read: “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.”

“Every time I decide to believe James, he tricks me.”

Grandfather looked up. “What happened this time?”

“Mr. Jones said he’d pay us to help him clean out his garage. He showed us how to sort the stuff.”

“That sounds fair.”

“But, Grandfather, you don’t understand. I’d finished my part, looked for James. He’s sitting in an old rocking chair, reading a book. Happy as can be.”

Grandfather’s lips twitched. “Well, what does James usually do?”

“Goofs off. But I thought he would be different this time.”

Grandfather tilted his head. “Timmy, all of us goof off. It’s because of the Lord’s mercy I'm here. I’m not faithful but our loving Heavenly Father is always faithful.

“It’s sad when you think about it. We want to change folks for our good. You wanted James to help you, right?” Timmy nodded. “Why did you think he’d changed?”

“Don’t know. But, Grandfather? Wouldn’t it be easier for everyone to do his part?”

“It would. But we’re here to show the Lord’s mercies as we live day to day. Be kind, help your neighbor--because the Lord loves us, not to get something out of it.”

“Oh. That changes things, huh?”

“It does indeed.” He put his arm around his grandson. “Come. Let’s get a snack.”

Kingdom Thinking. His mercies are new every morning. He loves me and promises never to leave nor forsake me. His Compassion extends to you, too. Won’t you come to Him?