Ps 69:16 Answer my prayers, O Lord, for your unfailing love is wonderful. Take care of me, for your mercy is so plentiful.
Who wants someone to take care of them? We do. Who needs mercy? We do. However, do we deserve it? Since the time of creation, when sin entered the garden, we became underserving of mercy. Throughout history, humanity has proved we do not deserve mercy. If we received what we deserve, Jesus didn’t need to die on the cross because the story would be over.
Joyce Meyer said, “Mercy is the stuff you give to people who don’t deserve it.” I thank God every day that the story of my life continues, and I receive mercy daily. Can I give mercy? Yes. Showing kindness, compassion, forgiveness and understanding are ways of giving mercy to anyone who needs it. Every person can show mercy to one another.
When I worked in NICU dealing with stressed parents of premature and sick infants, I would use all my skill in communicating compassion and kindness. Often, I repeated the information several times to ease their fears. Because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, everyone deserves mercy, but God’s mercy is the ultimate demonstration of love.