OUR LORD WHO HAS MERCY ON US
Isaiah 53 verse 6 says:
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
All of us, every single one of us, has gone astray. We have pursue our own plans in iniquity and moved away from the Lord our creator and meandered in darkness.
To lay the foundation of our redemption, the Lord our God laid our iniquity upon the sinless Son of God when He was crucified, so that we, who were lost, could be regained for the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The internal impetus that the Lord had to undertake such a high cost for our salvation was mercy.
Psalm 123 verse 1 - 2 describes it like this:
Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters,
As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the Lord our God, Until He has mercy on us.
Here, a primal drive within us is ignited to realize our guilt and when we are at a loss for what to do, we turn to the God of heaven and look to our Lord until He has mercy on us.
The turning to the Lord and realizing that it is from Him that our salvation will come, is the primer for the next step which is to look upon Him and wait on Him so that He may look upon us and have mercy.
In the book of Hebrews 8 verse 12, the Lord says;
*“For I will be merciful to their iniquities, And I will remember their sins no more.”
The Lord, who cannot despise a contrite heart, acts in mercy towards us and applies the cleansing blood of Jesus on us and our sins are washed away and are remembered no more.
Bless the Lord for His mercy.