“…great is Your mercy toward me, And you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.” Psalm 86:13.
Lord Jesus, your great act of humility, self-denial and agape love in embracing unimaginable suffering to deliver your enemies from just punishment is the bright light in all of history. It shines into the past and the future, showing to all the way of life, revealing your great and giving heart. Your mercy is immeasurable, your kindness is boundless, your love is all compassing. You are marvelous in your mercy.
I give you honor and praise that I am not in hell as I deserve, that I am no longer in darkness, no longer trapped in the anguish of hoplessness, no longer alienated from you forever. No, you have set me in your family, you have made me your dearly loved one, you have chosen me as your child, you have put me in community, you have brought me into your Kingdom of light and love. You are my refuge, my fortress and my God. You are glorious in goodness, you are majestic in mercy, you are wonderful in your works. To you be glory in my life today. I love you!
Help me, Lord Jesus, to live a life worthy of you today, to please you in every way.