Psalm 103 is part of today's Psalter reading from the Book of Common Prayer. Psalm 103 has special meaning for me. It was the one scripture portion my father requested at each visit during the months of his long dying.
This morning I was struck especially by the wording of verses 11 and 12. And of course it is necessary to begin with verse 10:
"He hath not dealt with us according to our sins, nor deals with us as our guilt deserves.."
"For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth so great is his mercy also toward them that fear him.
Look how wide also the east is from the west; so far has he set our sins from us.
"But the merciful goodness of the Lord endures for ever and ever upon them that fear him; and his righteousness upon children's children." (v.17)
Merciful goodness and blessings to the grand children.
Small thoughts perhaps, but mighty in scope that is beyond grasp.
Undeserved and unlimited Grace.
Immeasurable Mercy that travels through the generations.
What remains to be said but an awed "Praise Him from whom all blessings flow".