Because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high Luke 1:78
Mercy may seem like a small thing, to someone who is an outside observer, but to the one who is receiving it, Mercy is the most necessary thing on the planet!
While we are busy shopping, celebrating and giving gifts it is important to remind ourselves that the most important gifts are unlikely to be found in stores. The gifts of greatest value can only be given after our own hearts have been touched by God’s mercy. In Bethlehem’s manger God chose to come and visit us and for 33 years He stayed until the day when His blood was given as His sacrifice of mercy. Remembering that amazing gift, then what gifts of mercy can we give to others today?
A Gift of Mercy Can be
A pint of blood for someone we don’t know
A handful of tissues when tears start to flow
A silent embrace when someone’s world falls apart
A light at the door when we come home after dark
A kiss of acceptance from someone we’ve hurt
A check in the mail when we’ve been out of work
Angel songs in the night when we’re out in the field
And the Babe in the manger before whom we kneel!