I was thinking about where we will live in the future and the idea came to me that God wants us to live in Mercy. Merced, in Central California means mercy. They named it Merced because the explorers had gone for 40 days without finding water before finding water in Merced.
Mercy is God's steadfast love. It means caring for those who are hurting. The disposition of caring is compassion. God is compassionate, merciful, and gracious. Living in mercy means receiving God's mercy and being merciful.
Go figure out what this Scripture means: "I'm after mercy, not religion.' I'm here to invite outsiders, not coddle insiders." Kingdom Come.
-Matthew 9:13 (The Message)
-The post was originally published in 2009.