Lent Devotions 2009: Saturday 28th March

“For You, O Lord, are good and forgiving,
abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon You.”
Psalm 86:5

Our God is a loving God, a forgiving God, who listens to our prayers and watches over all that we do. God’s love for us is unconditional and unlike any one love that we can comprehend. A parent loves their child, a wife loves her husband, and a friend loves a friend. All these are examples that we can relate to, understand or may have experienced.

God’s shows His love for us through Jesus Christ. Jesus came down to earth and died for our sins. God then raised Him from death, to life, demonstrating His power over death and His love for us all. This love would last eternally, as payment for our sins, through what Jesus had done.

So when we pray sincerely, respectfully and repentantly, we acknowledge the wrong we have done. Because God is a forgiving God, He relieves us from the burden that sin puts on us, and gives forgiveness through Jesus.

All gifts from God are blessings bestowed on us. They are full of God’s love, because God is Love and His mercy endures forever.

For these many blessings we thank and praise You, Lord God. Amen.