Surprised by mercy. Some time ago, some hoodlums attacked the parish where I stay, attacked my people, and unfortunately, they burnt down my house.
Every belonging I had gone into flames. The books, the cloths, the certificates went in flames and it was so horrible. But then my dear friends, why did I choose the topic “ surprised by mercy. ?
Because in the midst of all this, God took me away from the scene of that experience.
A day before that, I went for a program in one of the parishes in Isle-you dioccess, so I was not even in when the incident took place.
Who knows how bad it would have been? So divine mercy took me away from the scene of that horrible experience. Yes!
So bad, materially I lost everything but substantially I have the best which is life. And once there is life, there is hope.
SURPRISED BY MERCY.
The way and the manner in which God took me away from that horrible experience, up till today am yet to fathom it.
I keep on thanking God, I keep on blessing him for his holy name and I keep on asking God
“Why do you love me so much? Why do you keep surprising me with mercy?
Dear friends, I decided to share this with you today. Each and every one of us will realize that God surprises us with His mercy.
That you are alive today, I want you to know that God is surprising you with his mercy.
That you go out and come back; I want you to know that God is surprising you with his mercy.
My dear friends, I want you to know that you are where you are right now because God is surprising you with his mercy.
Something horrible, something terrible, something worst could have happened to our days past, but we are still alive, still breathing.
Go to the hospital and see what is happening to persons. Look around you and see how God has blessed you.
We are not trying to say that those that we better than that God has abandoned them. No!
But to us in our own situation, realizing that we are been surprised by mercy, we need to count our blessings.
I don’t want to go into details of all that transpired in that horrible incident, but to share with you dear friends how God has shown me his mercy.
How happy I am that I am alive today. I keep on thanking God for all those that God has used to bless me. Because it such a bad experience.
Imagine a man waking up in the morning and everything went into flames all of a sudden having nothing.
But am not complaining, I will continue to give thanks to God all the days of my life.
I will continue to testify to the glory of God. It is a clear manifestation of the mercy of God in my life.
Dear friends, I want to encourage you, in whatever circumstance you find yourself always give thanks to God.
Leave the attitude of complaining. Leave the attitude of worrying because it could have been worse.
You are who you are, you are where you are, you are how you are, and you are what you are because of the mercy of God.
If not for the mercy of God dear friends, I could have been worst. Go out today thanking God, go out today rejoicing.
When you come back from where ever you go to today dear friends, say it that you have been surprised by mercy.
Let the horrible experience of our lives phone be transformed into surprises. Be transformed into the light, be transformed into testimony.
And let the testimony be transformed into praises. Let us hold on to God every day. He will never disappoint us.
He is always there for us. He cares about us, he cares about you.
As I keep on thanking God though losing everything materially but having everything substantially,
I want you to join me in thanking God and also thank God in your own life.
Don’t give up.
He is there for you. It is not over and it shall be well with you. Today I bless you, today I sanctify you.
As I raise my anointed hand, my concentrated hand above you, let God touch you.
Let God sustain you, let God heal you. Let God favor you. Let his mercy encapsulate you and envelop you and May you always have cause to testify to the glory of his name.
And let God always internally surprise you by his love and by his mercy through Christ our Lord Amen.