Sunday is our day to honor fathers. Enjoy honoring your dad! Fathers have a huge impact on the lives of their children which can be good or bad Dads, all dads, help mold us into who we are. Many of us have said or have heard said, "wait until your father gets home". This is a statement that is to bring fear into the life of the listener...the fear of being disciplined by our father or the fear of disappointing our father.
Psalm 6:1,2 says, "O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am faint; O Lord, heal me, for my bones are in agony." The psalmist, David, knows the discipline is coming, but he asks for God not to discipline him in anger. David wants God's mercy. Doesn't it seem like we always want mercy for ourselves, but we are good at pointing out what needs to be dealt with in others. How quick are we at giving mercy? Sometimes mercy might seem unfair, but mercy shows love. Mercy is love- God's way.
Do you have someone in your life that you need to show mercy? Maybe this person doesn't "deserve" mercy, but we don't deserve God's mercy either. Reach out this week, and thank God for His love and mercy.