Wednesday, November 18, 2009

How Great Is God's Compassion?

Wednesday after Pentecost 24

The Lord be with you

"As a handful of sand thrown into the ocean, so are the sins of all flesh as compared with the mind of God. Just as a strongly flowing fountain is not blocked up by a handful of earth, so the compassion of the Creator is not overcome by the wickedness of His creatures."
St. Isaac of Syrian, 7th century

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor John Rickert

1 comment:

  1. What a great mental picture of the ease with which our sins are cast away in the atoning death of Christ; the penalty was heavy, but the lightness with which sins are now forgiven is awesome! It makes me think of the entire Christian life, even if it "feels" different: "My yoke is easy & my burden is light," because nothing is heavier than the weight of sin and subsequent death and hell.