A Plea for Mercy, Day 12

Today’s reading is drawn from Psalm 79:8.

God does not want anyone to be lost, but he wants all people to change their hearts and lives” (2 Peter 3:9). What of those who die with no faith? My husband never prayed. My grandpa never worshiped. My mother never opened a Bible, much less her heart. What about the one who never believed?

How do we know he didn’t?

Who among us is privy to a person’s final thoughts? Who among us knows what transpires in those final moments? Are you sure no prayer was offered? Eternity can bend the proudest knees. Could a person stare into the yawning canyon of death without whispering a plea for mercy? And could our God, who is partial to the humble, resist it?

He couldn’t on Calvary. The confession of the thief on the cross was both a first and final one. But Christ heard it. Christ received it. Maybe you never heard your loved one Christ, but who’s to say Christ didn’t?

from Traveling Light

Bible Gateway

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