365 BLESSINGS: Blessing #24

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“Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You.” Psalm 63:3
 
The Lord is better and more beautiful and wonderful than life itself, isn’t He? And so is His tender lovingkindness. Sometimes I hear people say they were taught God is a mean, punishing, angry God. They want to stay far away from the Lord because of what they were taught. Friend, the Lord is holy and righteous and He absolutely has anger and wrath and punishes and placed the curse of death, hell, and the lake of fire on humanity because of our sins. But He loves us so much He sent His only Son to the cross to die to pay our sin penalty and to be raised from the dead so all who turn from their sins and believe this Gospel message, truly giving their lives over to God and His ways, are forgiven and enter into an everlasting relationship with Jesus. His love is simply unfathomable. His kindness is greater than any kindness we can ever experience from humans on this earth. We can’t possibly conceive the heights and depths of how great is His love – and how great is His kindness. But if we open our hearts and eyes daily and look all around us, we will see glimpses of His love and glimpses of His kindness. Of His awesome, simply awesome, lovingkindness. What a precious word lovingkindness is. Not a word I hear used often. But so very perfect to describe God’s goodness. But the word doesn’t even come close to describing God’s lovingkindness. Those of us who follow Jesus get to witness His lovingkindness every single day – and forevermore! Oh, Father, thank you, thank you that you are loving. And kind. And for your lovingkindness we get to experience through Jesus each and every moment and day and forever, AMEN!

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