Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mercy anyone?

Luke 10:37

"The one who showed him mercy."


Mercy, do we live in a land that has forgotten to show mercy? Do you ever want to just say Mercy; Do you ever want to yell I give up? Do you remember wrestling with your siblings and yelling mercy?

How would you define mercy? Mercy isn't anything we deserve ~ it is just given to us!

I know that a lot of people have told me that you don't give something to people at times and all of these certain steps that you must follow in today's world before we show mercy. Yes, it's mercy to help another out without knowing if the motives are pure. My motto is it is between them and God whether they have told me the truth. God knows and I don't, but I have to do the right thing for me. I read a story about one of our Presidents that you never heard much about, but he must have been a nice man. Read the story for yourself.

Years after the death of President Calvin Coolidge, this story came to light. In the early days of his presidency, Coolidge awoke one morning in his hotel room to find a cat burglar going through his pockets. Coolidge spoke up, asking the burglar not to take his watch chain because it contained an engraved charm he wanted to keep. Coolidge then engaged the thief in quiet conversation and discovered he was a college student who had no money to pay his hotel bill or buy a ticket back to campus. Coolidge counted $32 out of his wallet -- which he had also persuaded the dazed young man to give back! -- declared it to be a loan, and advised the young man to leave the way he had come so as to avoid the Secret Service! (Yes, the loan was paid back.)

Today in the Word, October 8, 1992.

I do know that we will each answer for the deeds we do here on earth. I want to remember the reply that Jesus taught us at the end of the above verse….Then Jesus said, "Yes, now go and do the same."

No questions just take care of it…Show mercy today.

Sweet Blessings,


1 comment:

Frankie said...

That is a neat story about President Calvin Coolidge that you shared with us Debbie.

None of us want to think of ourselves as the priest or the Temple assistant in the Good Samaritan story. The ones who crossed to the other side of the road to avoid the man in need. But I have been the one who looked the other way at one time or another.

Praying that I can show mercy where mercy is needed today.