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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: MERCY




This morning I rode my bike next to my 13-year-old while he ran for two miles.

Neither of us are really morning people and I could tell he wasn’t up for talking, so I just rode next to him in silence while he ran. And I could hardly believe the mercy of God. He gave me a body that can ride a bicycle, a healthy teenage son who is able to run and lets his mom ride her bike next to him in public, a safe place to live and ride my bike, enough money to buy myself a bike, beautiful weather to ride in . . . I could go on and on.

I’ve been reading Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon along with my morning devotions, and one of the entries this past week was a reflection on the incredible, rich mercy of God. There is no end to His mercy while we still have breath in our lungs — and for those who put their faith and trust in Him, His mercy is everlasting. It follows us into eternity, where we’ll experience the ultimate mercy of redemption, of pardon from our sins and the punishment we deserve.

How great the Father’s love for us. How vast beyond all measure.




Related Resources:

Have you seen this movie? It’s so moving and powerful.

I haven’t read the book yet, but I’ve heard it’s even more remarkable:

Just Mercy

Just Mercy

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