Sept 18 – Justice, not Mercy

Poor Mark Eskelsen, a homeless man, pretended he was a Sheriff, broke into a private home in Beaverton Oregon and helped himself to the hot tub and called 911 from his cell phone. He asked for towels, hot chocolate and a hug. He did not get any of these. Instead, he was arrested. He later admitted he was not the sheriff. He said, “I just need a hug and a warm cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows in it. Well, Mark did not get what he asked for, he got what he deserved. He was charged with trespassing and improper use of 911. He got justice, not mercy, and I guess that’s the way it has to be in our society. but I’m glad that God’s grace gives us mercy when we sincerely and humbly call out to Him Paul put it this way- “the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men”, and Jeremiah adds, “ Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell