His Mercy Reigns
From a young age we are taught that when we accept God into our heart and recognize Him as our Heavenly Father and the King of Kings, we are forgiven of our sins. This is only possible because Jesus died on the cross and took on our sins as His own so that we may be free. It is this act that has and will forever change our lives, as His mercy gave us a life of freedom and unconditional love, instead of a life of sin and judgement.
Adam and Eve
We are taught that the first act of sin that entered the earth was when Eve and Adam ate from the tree that was forbidden to them. It was then that, “the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves” (Genesis 3-7). In shame, they hid from God as they had disobeyed the one rule given to them. From that day on, sin would change people’s lives until Jesus came to offer God’s mercy.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
One of the most quoted Bible verses is John 3:16, as it states why God sent His son to die for our sins. John 3:17-18, however, goes on to say, “For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
Through believing that God is King of all the earth and that we are created from His hands, we can live a life free of judgement. We are therefore able to enter into His presence with a pure heart and know that we are forgiven.
His mercy covers us each and every day, allowing us to never have to hide from Him in shame. Enter into His presence today, and find the forgiveness, peace, and mercy that you have been searching for.