I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none. (Ezekiel 22:30, NIV)
Israel was blatant and unrepentant in her sin against God. And yet, He still looked for reason to have mercy. God looked for one person among His chosen nation to pray to Him. “Cry out to Me. Confess to Me. Call on my compassion, because I long to give it.” But none would intercede.
I wonder. Does God long to rescue and bless, but wait for me to ask? If I confessed the sins of my family, my church, my nation, would He withhold punishment and show mercy? Where are the “gaps” in my life?—Where can I intercede to a compassionate God on behalf of another?
Lord, thank You for Your unfailing love. Thank You that You long to show mercy. Forgive me for not asking and confessing. Show me where to stand. And when You look for intercession, may You find me there, faithful in prayer. Amen.