“Remember your mercy, O LORD,
and your steadfast love,
for they have been from of old,” David prays.
“Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
according to your steadfast love remember me,
for the sake of your goodness” (Psalm 25:6, 7).
His steadfast love towards me exists before I existed.
His mercy long predates my sin.
He is good before the universe began and past its end, to eternity immeasurable.
Before the Spirit of God moved over the surface of the deep, when the earth was formless and void and swathed in darkness, before God said, “Let there be light” and there was light; before Adam and Eve walked perfect in the garden, before they ate of the fruit and branded humanity with sin, God knew the breadth of our betrayal, knew the weight of our warfare against Him, and in that foreknowledge, He planned mercy through the blood of Jesus.
When we ask Him for mercy, when we call upon His steadfast love, we’re not asking Him to change, to give us a new thing. We ask Him to be what He is, what He is before we came to be. Have we any reason to doubt Him?
©2018 by Stacy Crouch