Tuesday Matters: Everyday MERCY
"Dan, c'mon, please pay the bill. My allowance won't cover it." Hey this is Debbie Griffith with Everyday Matters. I was at my husband's office asking for grace as I handed him the bill from spending too much at J. Crew Catalog. Whew...he forgave...
“Dan, c’mon, please pay the bill. My allowance won’t cover it.” Hey this is Debbie Griffith with Everyday Matters. I was at my husband’s office asking for grace as I handed him the bill from spending too much at J. Crew Catalog. Whew…he forgave and paid the bill. I was relieved.But when I went home I discovered that a stick of butter, my special cake plate and a container of frosting was missing. I knew my nephew had baked a cake while I was away so I called and scolded him for not replacing my supplies.
When I hung up the phone I realized I was acting like the ungrateful servant in Matthew 18. A king was about to punish this servant for a debt of millions but instead had pity and forgave. But was this servant grateful? No, he instantly found his friend who owed him a few thousand and when instant payment wasn’t given he had the man thrown in prison. Okay, so I got the memo. God gives fresh mercy each day and we then can’t afford not to give it to others…everyday.
Everyday Matters is a short radio feature by Debbie Griffith heard on over 100 radio stations in the US, Canada and Australia. The Detroit Lakes Tribune is proud to feature five vignettes of the feature on our online site for you to read. Debbie Richards Griffith is a 1985 graduate of Detroit Lakes High School. She is a national speaker, writer, wife and mother to four sons.
Debbie Griffith also writes an Everyday Matters column once a month for our Spirituality Section. To learn more about her visit: www.DebbieGriffith.com