Our scripture this morning is Psalms 36:5‭-‬10.

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals. How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. Continue your love to those who know you, your righteousness to the upright in heart.

This psalm tells of the joy of God’s love and protection given to us. We hear that “People take refuge in the shadow of your wings” (v. 7). Our hope and strength are in the Lord.

We know that God loves us, no matter what and that He waits for us to return to Him. When sin first entered the world, Adam and Eve hid from the Lord in shame (Genesis 3). While there was accountability for their failing, God loved them just the same.

Has something separated you from God? He stands ready to forgive us when we come in repentance, and He will make us whole again. Our human impression of failure must not keep us from the relationship for which we were created.

Gracious God, we ask forgiveness and renewal through Your grace and mercy. Bless us to grow in faith and carry the Gospel throughout the world. Amen.

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