a tired spirit
a dry spirit
choking on dust
Lord, have mercy on us!
we fall short of Your glory
we try to control Your story
we love broken
we thank You for how You have woven
us as one
in unity with Father, Spirit, Son
all that is righteous to drown
what is wicked
what follows the apple bitten
Lord, Your mercy, do not delay
we humble ourselves in Your presence each day
we need Your mercy planted in our hearts
that we may share the Good News not in part
but in whole
wherever we go
no matter the season
to those practicing magic and treason
to those living in sin
to those chained by addiction
yes, Lord, Your mercy
to clothe us,
as Your mercy melts our pride
let us rise, be Your holy Light
in a world caged by sin and fright
For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment (James 2:13).
His sobering truth is that we shall be prepared, armed with mercy to share with this hurting world AND we shall be humble in repenting seeking His mercy in time of need.
Mercy is simply the withholding of wrath we deserve.
It is difficult to wrap your brain around how much mercy we have been shown, how many times we could have received a death sentence for our sin but there was His mercy.
God gave me Mercy as a topic for a sermon. I preached at our church at a park a couple weeks ago. Here is the link. You will have to forward through announcements to get to the sermon: https://youtu.be/dlUAVF3HzjO.
May God draw you near. May He be Your first stop when you are in need of mercy or need help sharing mercy with others.
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Love in Christ,