Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ash Wednesday: Define Mercy

punishment withheld
not having to clean up my own mess
not being made to pay my own debt
not serving my sentence
not reaping the sin I have sowed
not being paid the wages of my sin which is death
not being required to to pay for my own sin with my own blood

Mercy is Jesus on the Cross.
Jesus took my punishment.
Jesus cleaned up my mess.
Jesus paid my debt.
Jesus served my sentence.
Jesus reaped the sin I sowed.
Jesus was paid the wages of my sin which was death.
Jesus paid for my sin with His own blood.

"Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe;
 Sin had left a crimson stain,
 He washed it white as snow."  Elvina M. Hall

How do you define mercy?
I love you bunches and Jesus loves you infinitely more - Pat

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