Psalm 103:8-10

Psalm 103:8-10 (NIV)

“The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.”

Reflection: The Lord is compassionate and gracious and abounding in love. Through God, all things are possible. God is merciful and forgiving. The sins we may commit may be a source of anger for the Lord, but we who are His creation, He loves and cares for and cares deeply about. God so loves us that He reminds us that His son, Jesus, sacrificed himself for the forgiveness of all sins and in payment of those sins so that we may have eternal life.

Sin may cause anger in the Lord, from time to time, but the Lord also knows what is most in our hearts and knows who we are inside. Though we may sin, if we strive to turn our hearts to God and strive to follow the example of Jesus, the path to eternal life awaits.

People may want to say that homosexuality is a sin, being transgender is a sin, or being bisexual or asexual or gender non-conforming is a sin. People may want to say that our very presence on this Earth is a challenge to God’s plan.

This simply isn’t so! God placed us here. God enabled our creation and loves all. He is an all-loving God. His plan is not for any mortal to understand though. How, logically speaking, could a finite mortal mind fathom the endless possibilities of an infinite God? How could we assume what is and isn’t in God’s grand scheme for the universe? The point should be that God wants love, God is love, and God sent Jesus to teach love and see that we spread love throughout. Whatever confusions there might exist between God and Mankind are made more clear through Jesus who simply invited us to love God with all our hearts and to love one another as we would want to be loved.

Love is God’s plan as far as I can perceive and maybe it is really that simple.





About Rachel Conlin McLeod

Transgender activist, Christian at First Baptist Church in Willimantic, Connecticut. B.A. in History and Social Sciences, B.A. in Sociology Freelance writer, tutor, research assistant Loves hockey, ballet, women's gymnastics, and Bible studies.
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