Reflecting God’s Mercy 2

I Watch people interacting and I see how sometimes we hurt people without really meaning to.  Having simple conversations seems to be dangerous at times. We tend to go back to the old ways when we are frustrated and hurting. I was watching someone the other day calling people names, all because he didn’t understand what the guy needed or wanted. It’s a cruel world we live in when we can’t take the time to understand someone’s need. The really sad part is that there are Christians who think that this is Christ-like behavior. It’s funny, we seem to forget that God took time for us, patiently, lovingly, to understand us and help us in our times of need. No matter how big or small. Reflecting God’s mercy isn’t just big acts or feeding the hungry. It can be as simple as a smile, a “hello”, or a “how are you”. I genuinely care about you. Holding a door. Seeing someone is sad and cheering them up. A really good one is take time to LISTEN. Sometimes people just need to know someone cares enough to listen. There is a hurting world out there and we need to shine our lights, reflecting God’s mercy one moment, one person at a time.

Lord, thank you for mercy. You have listened to every cry. I pray you show us how to listen and meet the needs of others, no matter how big or small. Break our hearts from what breaks yours. Help us to consistently reflect your mercy. The mercy you have so graciously given us without reservation. In Jesus holy name I pray. Amen.

Reach out and shine your light today. Ask God how.
God bless you all,



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One Response to “Reflecting God’s Mercy 2”

  1. Clark Russell Says:

    Amen. Your post reminds me of Christ as the Shepherd. Not only is He shepherding us, but if we allow Him, He will live in us as the Shepherd and shepherd others through us. Many times, in my experience, the result of letting the Lord shepherd others though me is that I just stop and listen to them. Really listen. Lord, be the Great Shepherd to others through us.

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