Your Daily Meditation on December 11, 2017 at 07:00AM

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? Matthew 7:11

Even though we as fathers are evil compared to our heavenly Father, we love our sons equally without exception. If a father of four children, were to awaken in the night and discover his house was in flames, he would risk his own life in order to rescue each of his four sons. He couldn’t endure the thought of losing even one of his children in spite of their defects and differences in character.

How can we attribute to God a partiality much more heartless; that of choosing a few of His children and then personally throwing the rest into eternal flames? One cannot escape the presence of God, even in Hades. (Ps 139:8)

Is it possible that God, who is love, could be enjoying the company of His few elect children at the same time that He is hearing throughout eternity the screams and cries for mercy from the vast majority of His children in hell, without being moved to compassion for them?

From “The Triumph of Mercy” by Georger Hurd