Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments. Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice, because I have hoped in your word. Psalm 119:7-74
Today has not started off well. It was hard to wake up this morning, we were running late and I’m struggling to get things going. The list of projects to be done over the weekend remain (well, I am 99% finished with one of them) which are now added to the already over scheduled day. Tensions were running high as we all left, and I’ve said things that were hardly helpful. In plain words, it is Monday.
As I contemplate these verses from Psalm 119, I wonder “does anyone who believes in God rejoice when they see me?” Because of his belief, the Psalmist declares that others will rejoice. I’m lucky if the dog is happy to see me this morning.
But then I consider verse 77: Let your mercy come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight.
In the end, it is God’s mercy that we seek, that we need. No matter what happens in this day, I need to seek God’s mercy, and extend it to others. Even if I don’t get my work completed.
As you journey through this Holy Week, contemplate on God’s mercy for you, and the mercy you can give to others.