There is a beautiful hymn in our Spiritual Songs hymnal that says "From every stormy wind that blows, / From every swelling tide of woes, / There is a calm, a sweet retreat; / 'Tis found before the mercy seat" (#246). What exactly is the mercy seat, and why does it comfort and calm our fears? In this message, Luke Harriman addresses these questions by considering the connection between the old testament concept of the mercy seat and the atoning work of the Lord Jesus.
Scripture passages: Ex. 25:17–22; Rom. 3:21–26