From her home in Nigeria she invites us to join with her in accepting the invitations Jesus offers us. Invitations to rest, to acceptance, to service, to seeking, to being joyful and much more. Because of Dr. Samuel’s encouragement and inspiration, I have a more consistent daily devotional time. I pray her words encourage you, too!
FINDING THE MERCY SEAT
Air covered up in dust. A Roaring noise all over the community. Feet hurrying. The men and young boys all picking stones of every size. Off to the town square a place for justice.
Who was it? An adulteress had been caught. Dragged by her clothes. Pushed as she fell. Pulled her by her hair without mercy to get her up on her feet.
A certain death awaited her. Death by the stones. That was the custom.There was no reprieve. But someone had come to this party, a righteous preacher. He will give a verdict. Everyone expected judgement and condemnation. The offender was caught red-handed.
I never knew casting a stone was this hard until Jesus spoke directly to their hearts. Everyone saw they were no better than she was! They all had sin just as the adulterous woman.
Imagine her brought faced down. Lying before Jesus.She found mercy in the stead of condemnation. His Grace saved her life. She walks free by His verdict. She walks redeemed by His Blood. That Blood still speaks! The Blood is yet at the altar.
The world may say otherwise, But Jesus speaks.
That poor sin-soaked woman in her day found the Mercy Seat.
HAVE YOU FOUND THE MERCY SEAT?
How hopeless we would be without His Mercy!
Nothing else is comparable to the saving grace Jesus gives.The Great Grace that have been ushered. That joy that fills the heart of a believer, the joy the world cannot give it. That joy the Samaritan woman caught and ran to her city to share. The Overwhelming Joy the disciples had.
Recall the Song, “Running to the Mercy Seat”.I am running there, friend. Would you run there with me?
The Invitations is a set of beautiful devotions curated from the encounters of those who met with Jesus. It walks you through their story, as you receive the blessings from their experiences.
About The Author
Women Conference Speaker, Bible Study and Devotional writer, Ifeoma Samuel, is married to her sweet heart, Obiora, and mom to one vibrant girl. She has authored three Books ‘30 Days To A Fulfilled Life’ ‘Overcome Failure: Get Back On Your Feet’, and her latest book, “The Invitations: 21 Hearty Devotions For Your Soul”.
Be sure to visit her blog Purposeful and Meaningful.