Mercy is the Breath of Life!
“But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who believed in him for eternal life.” 1 Timothy 1:16
Mercy is the breath of life, and it is the most important quality a person can possess. Mercy is not just a feeling or an emotion but also an action. Mercy shows itself when we help others without expecting anything in return. It is the ability to forgive and forget. Remember, being merciful and forgiving is not just a process of the word but an action of deed that comes from the heart. Mercy is the key to living a happy and fulfilling life.
The mercy you show to others is what makes the world less cold and brings glory to God. The society that shows mercy towards each other is the one that loves peace and orderliness. “For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.” James 3:16-18.
Proverbs 11:17 says, “Your kindness will reward you, but your cruelty will destroy you.”
Mercy is the cornerstone of our faith and the basis of our hope. Mercy gives us a chance to forgive, love, and be kind. When mercy is given, evil practice and hatred are reduced, and the spirit of peace is restored. Mercy given to marriage will reduce the chances of divorce and separation. Mercy given to children will reduce the possibility of violence. Mercy given to friends will reduce the chances of loneliness and depression. And mercy shown to yourself will help you enjoy the benefit of God’s grace.
Mercy keeps our world together. It’s what helps us forgive and love one another. Mercy is what makes us human. When our heart is filled with mercy, it will be like a fountain of life to those who seek to live in peace. Jesus Christ has shown us mercy by giving us the gift of forgiveness. He gave his life for our sins, and we have been saved through him. Romans 5:8 says, “But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”
1. Thank you, Lord, for your mercy. Thank you, Jesus, for forgiveness and grace.
2. Lord, give me a heart of compassion to help me be kind and loving towards others.
3. Thank you, Jesus, for my salvation. I am so grateful that your grace has saved me. Amen.