Mercy That Endures
Friday, April 3
A few years ago in Oslo, Norway, I saw the sturdy boat of Fridtjof Nansen, the polar explorer, humanitarian, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922. This vessel was aptly named, Fram, which means forward.
At one time Nansen was taking soundings from this boat in the Arctic Ocean. Finding the line too short, he entered these words in his diary, “Deeper than that.” Next day, with greatly lengthened line, the result was the same. On the third day, using all the line available, he recorded the same verdict, “Deeper than that.”
Even more immeasurable is God’s redeeming grace mediated to us in Jesus Christ. It transforms and guides us. It enables us to claim with a lonely missionary in a Roman prison, “I can do all things in him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
Teach us, dear Savior, that your grace is adequate for our every need. AMEN.