Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with heartfelt devotion:
“Therefore, this is what the LORD says: ‘I will return to Jerusalem with mercy…’”
That’s the only way I want to encounter You, Jesus –
when You’re coming to me
arms wide open in mercy.
I don’t deserve it anymore than Jerusalem did –
But oh, how I need it!
I don’t want what I deserve.
I’m not asking for justice.
I don’t want what I have coming.
You won’t catch me complaining when things get difficult:
“Why is this happening to me?!”
I know why.
I deserve far worse.
Even though I constantly experience Your mercy
even though You shower me with mercy day after day
I never get used to it
I never take it for granted.
Every time You treat me better than I deserve
I shake my head in wonder.
Thank You, Jesus!
Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.