“O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever” (Psalm 136:1).
Bill was driving this week for their carpool. The subject of church and the weekend came up in conversation between several of the folks in the back seat. One of the riders never went to church while the other person engaged in conversation was at least interested. “Hey, Bill,” the voice from the backseat hollered, “what’d your preacher talk about last Sunday?” Bill was approaching an intersection, and he noticed a bus was approaching from the left. Before he could say another word, one of the riders called up to him, “Not again. This is the same bus that cut you off yesterday when you had the right-of-way. I don’t think she even saw you.” With that, Bill stopped way before the stop sign so that this same bus could make the wide swing. From high in the driver’s seat, a young bus driver waved a thank-you to Bill and his passengers. “My preacher spoke about mercy and how in the Lord’s tremendous love and care, He withholds from me what I really have coming.” It was quiet for a few moments in the backseat, and then suddenly the entire conversation turned to the Lord’s mercy the rest of the way to work.
For today: How will the mercy of the Lord impact your life and the lives of those around you today?