The prompt for Five Minute Friday is: MEASURE
I usually think about the prompt over night and then write in the morning. In bed I mused about all the ways I have made measurements.
As a mom I measured the height and weight of my children as they grew, the ingredients in recipes. I counted the candles on birthday cakes.
As a nurse I measured many things: the medications for each patient, the rate of intravenous fluid, urinary output, the cervical dilation of a woman in labor.
The Bible gives us many measurements: the length, the breadth and the height of the ark, the dimensions of the tabernacle, the number of men (20 years old or more) in each tribe of Israel when they entered the promised land.
Measurements inform us and provide order. They can guide our actions.
But the Bible tells us that some things are beyond measure.
He [God] does not deal with us according to ur sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. Psalm 103: 10-12
The wonderful news is that God’s love and grace are beyond measure.