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Mercy Is Available to You

March 18, 2020 Save Article

BIBLE MEDITATION:

“Then he [one of the two thieves crucified alongside Jesus] said to Jesus, ‘Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise’”

(Luke 23: 42-43)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

The Polish astronomer Copernicus, through his writings and education, changed the concepts of what men think about the universe and how the universe runs. He was a brilliant man. But when Copernicus came to die, he did not see himself as an astronomer, but as a sinner in need of forgiveness. He asked that this epitaph be inscribed on his gravestone:

Lord, I do not ask the kindness Thou didst show to Peter. I do not dare ask the grace Thou didst grant to Paul; but, Lord, the mercy Thou didst show to the dying robber, that mercy show to me. That earnestly I pray.

Copernicus was a brilliant man. But he didn’t let fame or brilliance get in the way of his salvation.

ACTION POINT:

Do you want that today? Do you want the mercy that God showed to the dying thief? He will show it to you and save you today.

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