Sometimes a combination of ideas or events come together to affect us in a way that they would not have on their own. I recently received the picture at left from a co-worker. Her husband works as an appraiser and had snapped the photo while out performing his job. The image has continued to be present in my thinking over the last few days as I have been asking myself what it means to live at “the corner of Mercy and Grace”.
And then I received H.B London’s “Pastor’s Weekly Briefing” in which he asks,
What would it be like if every “shepherd” looked across his or her “field” and found the most needy one in the “flock” and then took the time to minister to that one. You talk about a wonderful Christmas present. By the way, who is the most needy one in your “flock”? If you had the opportunity, how could you personally enhance the life of that individual?
I’m still working on the question of what it means to live at the corner of mercy and grace, but I think the actions suggested by London are a beautiful expression of its reality.
- Best Amazing Grace Recording
- God’s Grace in Justifying The Sinner, by Robert Trail
- Jesus Surrender of Himself, by Andrew Murray
- The Cross of Christ, by J.C. Ryle
- Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, by Jonathan Edwards
- Grace – Select Quotes