Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Errands of Mercy

From time to time the Lord calls us to errands of mercy, this week is one of them for me. Caring for parents who for so many years have cared for me, it only seems right.

According to 1 Timothy 5 it is part of what it means to be a follower of Jesus, the Messiah, to care for those who are family. I am not saying that I am "godly" but I am trying to do as the Lord desires.

Mercy is something I have received in God's gracious abundance, I can only pray that I will now be able to impart His mercy and His peace to others, especially in this week may parents.

I so shall I pray . . . more blogging later.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Pastor. Sorry to hear of your trying situation. Perhaps the Lord has had you go through this unpleasantness - the necessity of moving your mom to a nursing home - so in the future you'll be better prepared to comfort others who may be going through this same emotional "affliction." Here is a verse from 2 Cor. 1:3-4 that speaks of our "God of all comfort" who comforts us in all of our afflictions, so we may be able to comfort others in similar situations: "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God."
Your flock is praying with you and for you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pastor. Sorry to hear of your trying situation. Perhaps the Lord has had you go through this unpleasantness - the necessity of moving your mom to a nursing home - so in the future you'll be better prepared to comfort others who may be going through this same emotional "affliction." Here is a verse from 2 Cor. 1:3-4 that speaks of our "God of all comfort" who comforts us in all of our afflictions, so we may be able to comfort others in similar situations: "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God."
Your flock is praying with you and for you.