Jesus has offered us such a deep and abiding love. He loved us first, far before we were even born. He poured out His love and mercy and goodness on us from the creation of time. He and His Father made a way for us to be redeemed from our
sinfulness and willfulness. Adam cast humanity into a deep ravine of death. Jesus cast into the ravine a way out. We need only grasp for the ladder of forgiveness and repentance.
The initial step is one of confession and acceptance of His
freely given forgiveness. The following climb is a day to day growth in our Christian walk. The Lord Jesus is offering us His hand to help us along the way. His love follows us all the days of our lives.
What follows you in your day to day dealing with others? Do
others look forward to being with you or do they wonder how you will react to them and their current issues? We all want to be known for our love just as Jesus said we would be if we obey His word and live according to His guidance.
I have a friend who brags about being a 'high maintenance'
person. She expects others to bow to her preferences and demands and will not bend to the needs of others. She is difficult to work with and has a critical attitude. When I go to be with the Lord, I wonder what those I leave behind will have to say about me. Will I leave a legacy of mercy, love and
compassion or will I be remembered with a less than positive reputation?
I would like to leave behind me a harvest of the seeds I have
planted in other's lives. I would like those seeds to root, grow and produce another crop of compassion and mercy in the next generation. My deepest heart's desire is to hear the Lord's words of praise, "well done my good and faithful servant."
I pray for you, that you too, will hear those words. I pray that your legacy to others will be that surely goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life.