• nbwc

Ash Wednesday

Psalm 5:7

But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house, I will bow down towards your holy temple in awe of you.

I am reflecting on mercy.

Mercy describes steadfast love, a gift from G-D, His loyalty and His covenant to all who accept HIM. In Hebrew, Chesed, means unfailing love, love that never leaves us, and is new every morning.

I acknowledge that I am not deserving of G-D’s mercy. It is a gift. Without HIS mercy, I could not and would not be able to survive the storms of this life. How could I refuse to then extend mercy, that unconditional love that I am blessed to have received?

No one has sinned against me to the degree that I have sinned against G-D. Yet, how quickly do we forget or choose to not forgive others?

How could we not share unfailing love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness? In HIS unfailing love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness, I am forgiven and G-D’s justifiable wrath does not destroy me. Mercy rewrites my life.

Prayer: L-RD, thank YOU for the gifts of mercy, unfailing love, grace, forgiveness, and compassion. Reveal to me this day how I may serve YOU, to share compassion, YOUR love, to be gracious to all, that YOUR will be done, none of me—all of YOU.

In Christ,



Recent Posts

See All

Reflections from Pastor Terry

Two days before Thanksgiving, and slightly more than months since I’m back from sabbatical, I find myself I that liminal space between continuing to give thanks for the gift of sabbatical from the Lil

Prayers for Friday, November 1, 2019

We invite you to join us in our prayers! (Click in this posting to view everything) Please God help my sister, C, to recover from her heart blockage. Help me with my parole plan so I can get out and

Thursday, April 4

Matthew 6:14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly father will also forgive you. As Christians, we are supposed to forgive, right? Is there that one person in your

An ecumenical ministry of Christian Care at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility.

New Beginnings Worshipping Community is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA)