Mid Week Devotional With Chris Chase
"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy." (Matthew 5:10) Mercy is simply having a concern for people in need. It has to do with assisting those less fortunate than ourselves, including those who suffer the consequences of disappointment, disease, and distress. This time of year is a great opportunity to help those in need. Someone said, "Mercy is God's ministry to the miserable." And it doesn't stop with compassion or being sad that someone is in dire straits. It means identifying with those who are hurting and imagining the pain they are having to endure, and then doing something about it. It's not simply some feeling of sympathy or sadness over someone in trouble, but really getting inside the other person's skin, feeling what they feel, understanding their misery, and then helping them through it!