Five Minute Friday: Mercy

It’s my favorite writing day of the week!  It’s that party to end all parties with the uber-brave writing crew of Five Minute Friday!  You know the drill:  you write for five minutes on the prompt given, with no editing or backtracking, then you link up with all the other writers (yes, that means you) at http://www.lisajobaker.com.  That’s where you can find all the fine print, should you want to play along.  Ready, set, go!

“Lawd, have mercy!”  I can still hear my Grandma saying that.  And Uncle Jesse on “Full House”:  “Have mercy!”  Usually it came up when things in life got difficult or confusing.

We like to toss that word around a lot and yet I think we don’t understand what we’re talking about. 

I once heard grace described as “getting the good things you don’t deserve” and mercy described as “NOT getting the bad things you DO deserve”.  That’s how I learned to tell them apart.  If that’s true, then every single day of my life is full of mercy because I?  Am a sinner.  What I deserve is punishment, death even.  Yet somebody took that punishment for me so I don’t have to suffer for what I’ve done.  He went willingly to take my place.

Mercy came running like a prisoner set free,

Past all my failures to the point of my need.

When the sin that I carried was all I could see,

When I could not reach Mercy,

Mercy came running to me.

“Mercy Came Running” Phillips, Craig and Dean

Now it’s your turn.  Let’s see what you’ve got!

 

 

 

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One thought on “Five Minute Friday: Mercy

  1. 🙂 Love that song…if the girl wasn’t sleeping upstairs, I totally would have hosted an impromptu concert in my living room. 😉 Beautiful reminder of mercy…we are So. Incredibly. Loved. And blessed. Happy Friday to you, sweet friend!

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