Monday, February 8, 2016

God's Tender Mercy

This parable is chiefly designed to set forth the grace and mercy of God to poor sinners who repent and return to Him, and His readiness to forgive them.

How lively are the images of
God's tender mercy presented here!

His father
saw the son there were eyes of mercy;  he was filled with compassion for him, there was a heart of mercy;  he ran to meet him, there were feet of mercy;  he threw his arms around him, there were arms of mercy;  he kissed him, there were lips of mercy!

Oh, what a
God of mercy He is!  Wonders of mercy; all mercy!

[Matthew Henry]

Luke 15:20-24 ... And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.  And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.  But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:  And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:  For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

Oh, what a precious reception for one of the chief of sinners!❤