If God were to show us all of our faults and unconfessed sin at once, we would be utterly undone. There are places in us where we are still blind, layers untouched.
But He knows us.
Yet He still loves, deeply
His mercy covers it all.
It covers so much more than we could ever realize.
He holds back what we deserve because He sees us through the forgiving and atoning blood of Jesus. Oh the depths of His love for us. All the while knowing we are not yet what we will be.
As the clouds cover the earth, so His mercy covers us.
Exodus 13:21 The Lord was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.
Leviticus 16:2 … for I will appear in the cloud over the mercy seat.
1 Kings 8:10-12 It happened that when the priest came from the holy place, the cloud filled the house of the Lord, so that the priest could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord. Then Solomon said, “The Lord has said that He would dwell in the thick cloud.”
Revelation 14:14 Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and sitting on the cloud was one like the Son of man, having a golden crown on His head and a sharp sickle in His hand.