Yesterday, I presented Grace in our moment together. Today, I want to look at Mercy.

These two words can be confusing, and I have pondered moments about how to explain them. If I am having trouble, so may others. So here I go, let’s look at Mercy.

According to the online dictionary, mercy is compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm.

As sinners, we deserve to go to hell. God looked at us and showed us mercy through the blood of Jesus. He sees us as not guilty; although we may not feel that way, we must work through sanctification. This is our daily walk here on earth, where we continue to grow and be changed into more of the image of Christ.

God has extended mercy when I accept what Jesus did when he died on the cross for my sins. Better said, God withholds the judgment we deserve.

The lyrics of the song.

At Calvary

Years I spent in vanity and pride,

Caring not my Lord was crucified,

Knowing not it was for me, He died

  On Calvary.

Mercy there was great, and grace was free;

Pardon there was multiplied to me;

There, my burdened soul found liberty,

    At Calvary.

By God’s Word, at last my sin I learned;

Then I trembled at the law I’d spurned,

Till my guilty soul imploring turned

  To Calvary.

Now I’ve giv’n to Jesus everything,

Now, I gladly own Him as my King,

Now my raptured soul can only sing

  Of Calvary.

Oh, the love that drew salvation’s plan!

Oh, the grace that brought it down to man!

Oh, the mighty gulf that God did span

  At Calvary!

Mary Yaw

Mary is on a mission to provide a cozy welcoming, safe place where you can find H.O.P.E. for the future.