Miss Clara declares God is merciful. Sometimes I’ve heard Christians speak as if the God of the New Testament is a God of mercy and the God of the Old Testament is a God of judgment, but God’s character never changes. God’s mercy permeates the Biblical text. My favorite passage about God’s mercy comes from Lamentations: “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
God, thank you we can wake up to a new day, knowing your mercies are new, trusting in your great faithfulness. Amen!