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Thankful that God chose me (Ephesians 1:4).

Today we give thanks because our God is good; He is the sovereign all powerful God of the universe; He is the Lord of lords, King of all kings. God’s mercy is great in His creation, in His redemption, the Son’s salvation, the destruction of our enemies and for our future glory. God is merciful.

Ephesians 2:4 tells us God is rich in mercy, His mercy derives from the great love He has for us. I have talked to many who believe they are beyond hope in their sins. The truth is that God’s mercy and love covers not just a multitude of sins, but the sins of all of mankind. This mercy and love is perfectly displayed on the cross at Calvary where the Son of God became sin for us (2 Corinthians 5:21). The Father made His own Son sin so that we could be the righteousness of God.

As we cannot fathom the vastness in “God is love,” “God is good,” or “God is mercy,” we cannot comprehend the totality of the Son being made sin for us. He was not made just to represent sins for us. He was not forced to accept our sins to atone for them. The son was made sin. He became sin as much as He was good, love, great and mighty. The Son became sin wholly to give himself wholly for us.

God’s mercy is so great, there is no sin that the shed blood of Jesus on the cross is unable to wash away and make as white as snow (Isaiah 1:18). God is gracious and merciful and will not forsake those who will not forsake Him (2 Chronicles 30:9).

We should thank God for His infinite mercy and grace that exceeds all sin (Romans 5:20). Our great God of Heaven has earned our appreciation for His mercy, His grace, His Son, His salvation and His redemption. All of these things are provided through His love for us. He deals with us on our plane according to His mercy. Thank you O’ God of mercy for your grace filled salvation of my soul!