“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever”
Have you ever been walking only to discover a lonely dog has started to follow you? No matter how fast or slow you walk it just adjusts its pace to be near you. This new found friend is almost impossible to lose until your walk is over.
Our verse reminds us that when we dwell in the House of the Lord we’re being pursued by two amazing forces… goodness & mercy. They’re both keeping pace with us every minute of every day. They never lag behind or run ahead. They stay with us all the time.
The key to keeping goodness & mercy in our lives is to faithfully remain in God’s House, the Church. As we do this goodness & mercy will become the proof that we are truly committed. They keep staying with us and never leave us. If they’re not there then we’re not being fully committed to His Church. Let’s make this week the beginning of something greater in our lives. Let’s take a look around to see if goodness & mercy are with us. If they’re not then we need to reconsider our commitment to our Church. If we’re just turning up, contributing nothing, then goodness & mercy won’t be near. But if we’re committed to God’s House the presence of goodness & mercy will always follow us.