Beth and I continue our look at the Beatitudes and this week is mercy. 

Matthew 5:7  Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

My mind automatically went to this verse:

James 2:13 because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

I love the word “triumph”. Mercy is a divine compassion. Someone doesn’t need to deserve it to receive it – that’s what makes it so divine.  That’s what makes it triumphant. If we all deserved it, it’d be easy to give! This is the beautiful act of mercy. 

I love this song. I hope you do, too. It’s a great reminder.

My past embraced

My sin forgiven

I’m blameless in Your sight

My history rewritten

You delight in showing mercy

Mercy triumphs over judgment

Oh love, great love

Fear cannot be found in You

There will never be a day

You’re uncertain of the ones You choose

You delight in showing mercy

Mercy triumphs over judgment

I will wake and spend my days

Loving the One who has raised me up

From death to life, from wrong to right

You’re making all things beautiful

You delight in showing mercy

Mercy triumphs over judgment

Author

Textbook extrovert. If there’s a stage, Jenny wants to be on it; whether it’s singing in church, doing stand-up comedy or acting. She has recently joined a cult called LuLaRoe. Her husband, David, is deeply concerned. Jenny and David, a pastor, are recently celebrating eighteen years of marriage. After years of infertility, they became adoptive parents of two year old twin boys in 2014. They’ve never been happier or more exhausted. Every day is an adventure. Jenny blogs at thefivestages.wordpress.com and has a regular feature in Tualatin Life newspaper called Everyday Heroes to celebrate those serving our community. She and her husband started a clothing line based on their story and you can check it out at bottlecapbadge.com. There’s nothing we can’t do with a little bit of love and a whole lot of caffeine.

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