God’s Mercy

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy
Like the wideness of the sea;
There’s a kindness in His justice
Which is more than liberty.

There is welcome for the sinner
And more graces for the good;
There is mercy with the Savior;
There is healing in His blood.

For the love of God is broader
Than the measure of man’s mind;
And the heart of the Eternal
Is most wonderfully kind.

If our love were but more simple
We should take Him at His word,
And our lives would be all sunshine
In the sweetness of our Lord.

(Frederick Faber)

Daily Intervention

“When we look back on our life from the perspective of eternity, we are going to see that the power of Satan was so great, that the weakness of our flesh was feeble, and that the hostility of the world was so strong, that every day of our lives—if God had not intervened—we would never have made it through a day.”
(John Calvin)

Greater Burdens, Greater Grace

He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater;
He sendeth more strength when the labours increase.
To added afflictions, He addeth his mercy;
To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.
His love has no limit; His grace has no measure;
His pow’r has no boundary known unto men.
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus,
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again!
(Annie Johnson Flint)