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Mission Statement: Quiet Spirit writes for those who seek a closer relationship with God.















Monday, June 22, 2009

Mercy

God’s children experience times when all they can do is plead for His mercy for themselves and for others. But, what is it? Scholars have defined it as our not getting what we deserve.

We deserve God’s wrath but He withholds His vengeance, giving us love instead. We have sinned and He wraps His arms around us and draws us closer.

We, as His children, are to emulate Him in our daily walk. By extending mercy to a neighbor, we allow them to see a little of God’s love while they are in this world.

Whenever we receive a favor from a business or a group, we sometimes don't know how to accept it. Recently, I found myself repeatedly thanking some men who acted as pall bearers at my dad’s funeral. One had lost his boss about the same time. Two others had to miss work in order to be there.
We all need to extend mercy to all we meet–friend, neighbor, or those in the workplace. How can we do this? We can be gentler and more accepting of them. Listening better would be a beginning. Trying to understand where they are in their relationship to Christ would allow us to make God more real to them and those close to them.God’s children experience times when all they can do is plead for His mercy for themselves and for others. But, what is it? Scholars have defined it as our not getting what we deserve.
We deserve God’s wrath but He withholds His vengeance, giving us love instead. We have sinned and He wraps His arms around us and draws us closer.

We, as His children, are to emulate Him in our daily walk. By extending mercy to a neighbor, we allow them to see a little of God’s love while they are in this world.
Whenever we receive a favor from a business or a group, we sometimes don't know how to accept it. Recently, I found myself repeatedly thanking some men who acted as pall bearers at my dad’s funeral. One had lost his boss about the same time. Two others had to miss work in order to be there.

We all need to extend mercy to all we meet–friend, neighbor, or those in the workplace. How can we do this? We can be gentler and more accepting of them. Listening better would be a beginning. Trying to understand where they are in their relationship to Christ would allow us to make God more real to them and those close to them.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, QS,

    I visited your guest post. Well written, my friend.

    Blessings,
    Jean Hall
    http://www.jeanmatthewhall.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete

I would be honored to hear what you think about this.