Thursday, September 12, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Mercy

It's Friday when I link up with The The Gypsy Mama. We receive a one word writing prompt and get to write for five minutes flat. Our word for today is MERCY.


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Mercy can be defined as kind or forgiving treatment of someone who could be treated harshly.

To be in the presence of God, I need to be holy and perfect. No blemish, no speck of sin.

I don't meet the requirement. 

No matter how many good deeds I perform. No matter how many mission trips I go on.  No matter how many people I help.  No matter how often I attend church services.  No matter how much money I give.

I don't meet the requirement.

But then mercy entered the world.  His name is Jesus. He bridged the gap that I could never cross to God. He was perfect, spotless, blameless.  And He offered me mercy.

He paid with His life. He died on the cross for me and for you. He lived a sinless life so He could be our substitute.  He offers us peace with God ...through Jesus.

In His mercy, He forgave me. I am free.  I am loved. I am forgiven.

How can I not love and have mercy towards others?

STOP

Blessings and love,

16 comments:

  1. beautiful! thank God for Jesus and His Mercy and Love!!

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  2. And what His mercy did for me, I can give others this hope. Great post my friend! Happy weekend!

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  3. AMEN! And without His mercy, there is no hope. Praise God for His unfailing mercy!

    Enjoy your week-end Deb!

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  4. Dear Mercy
    Just like everything else in our God's economy, mercy also has a name. The name above all names; Jesus!
    Blessings XX
    Mia

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  5. I love coming here, and letting your words fill my heart! Just beautiful!

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  6. Amen, Deb. Always your heart shines for Him. Have a wonderful Friday and blessed weekend!

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  7. no matter how many times we hear it, it is nice to hear again and again = through His mercy we are forgiven. There is peace in that = thanks Debbie

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  8. ''He bridged the gap that I could never cross to God". I hope to one day do that. Great post.

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  9. Love this and a question I ask myself often....

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  10. Hi Debby! I know that God brings his mercy to me, and I count on it so much. My challenge is to pass along that mercy, whether I receive it from others or not. It's inspiring that you feel you have no choice but to be merciful. Still working on it!
    Happy Sunday :)
    Ceil

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  11. What truth! Where would any of us be without His mercy and grace! Another inspiring post!

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