Friday, September 13, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Mercy


        O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever.
O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth forever.
        O give thanks unto the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth forever.
To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth forever.
       To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth forever.
To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth forever.
        Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth forever.
And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth forever.
        O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth forever.
-Psalm 136: 1-6, 23-26


Mercy is the cross and the price that was paid.
Mercy is sunshine and warmth when the world is falling apart.
Mercy is being held through the storm.  And being held even when I fight against it.
Mercy is patience and patience and patience. Overwhelming, awe-inspiring patience.
Mercy is not getting what they deserve.  Or what I deserve.
Mercy is love despite everything. Acceptance even though.
Mercy is the money to pay the electric bill.
Mercy is a piece of chocolate.
Mercy is decadence and simplicity.
Mercy is a night out.  A day in.  A job and time off from it.
Mercy is people and solitude.
Mercy is peace when it is unexpected.  Peace that is indescribable.
Mercy is a book and a cup of tea. 
Mercy is snow and fluffy clouds and flowers blooming.  The mountains and the oceans.  A harvest and blessings when there is no harvest.
Mercy is deliverance.  Unbelievable and unmerited.  Beautiful, sweet safety from what should have been.
Mercy is better than expected.  Wonderful, knock-you-off-your-feet surprises, packaged perfectly.
Mercy is always and forever.

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