Where Justice and Mercy Meet

justice and mercy

It occurred to me this week that there is more written about the period of time surrounding the Fall of Jerusalem than perhaps any other period of biblical history.  In addition to the narrative found in the books of 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles, there are the entire books of Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Nahum, Habakkuk, Daniel, Nahum, Zephaniah and a number of Psalms.  This terrible time period that appears to be the end, turns out to be a new beginning.

I love the description of the cross as the place where God’s justice and God’s mercy meet.  I’ve long forgotten who first taught me that, but it helps make sense of the larger picture of God’s work  to redeem all creation.  The cross appears to be the end but turns out to be a new beginning.  It is the beginning of the new creation into which we are invited to participate.

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Byron FikePreaching Minister

Byron has been the preaching minister at Clear Lake since 1999. He and his wife have three grown children, who have also devoted their lives to serving the Lord. In his personal time, Byron likes to read books, watch movies, and play with his little dog Willie. He also is an avid follower of Alabama football, having grown up in Tuscaloosa during the glory days of Bear Bryant.

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