“The Earth is full of your lovingkindness, O Lord.” Psalm 119
As unforgiving as the hot sun on a blistering work day
One nation, one kingdom faces another
Brother against brother
Neighbors and families turned into their worst enemies;
Mercy so rare, just as humility,
An impossible human search
Mercy so hard to be found
Like gold deep within the ground
And diamonds even more difficult to discover.
The heart yearns
The mind longs within the soul
Oh, that hidden treasure could somehow be found!
When human nature collapsed into a pile of dung
Nothing but a dried cow pie upon the earth,
God our Creator stood up from His Royal Throne
And humbled Himself to look upon the Earth
Compelled by His compassionate love
He descended beneath the “clouds of glory”
Then, much further beneath the clouds of water vapor
And stood for a long, distressing season upon the desert floor,
Final tender mercy revealed true caring love
From Messiah’s Cross forgiveness was displayed and taught.
Suddenly, in humility, a new man learned to truly forgive
A new woman drank from the same cup and learned to show lasting mercy
And both obtained divine mercy,
In a gentle touch of Heaven revealed,
Spirit revelation more than silver or gold or diamonds
Or any other treasure hidden;
Divine Mercy in a new life of spiritual rebirth given freely
Given, and now humbly received.
“Blessed are the merciful, for they will obtain mercy.”
“Be merciful as your Heavenly Father is merciful.”