Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Kiss of Mercy

I've been kissed by mercy. It wasn't just an obligatory peck on the cheek, but a kiss filled with generous loving-kindness. Just like I smother my kids in kisses before bedtime, God has bent down from on high and smothered me, His child, with kiss after kiss after kiss of never ending mercy.

This past week I made a big mistake which had serious consequences, and God reached down and extended mercy to me when I was greatly in need. He didn't erase all of the consequences, but He did grant me grace in eliminating some of them and no matter what happened, He has forgiven me.

In His mercy, He has given me a reprieve from the war against micro-organisms. This battle is over and man has triumphed over germ (for now at least). I am filled with gratitude for the chance to rest from the battle.

A broken de-humidifier and no receipt to be found (after hours of looking) left me in another scrape this week. Customer service was not helpful and I had resigned myself to dealing with one more broken thing (add it to the list of everything that has gone wrong with our vehicles lately)...After one more phone call God poured out His grace and mercy once more - we could exchange it even without a receipt.

So, Merry Christmas to me - God has given me mercy and grace when I needed it most and it has been the best gift ever.

Let me pass along a little of the love:
XXXXOOOOO (Kisses of Mercy)



For more thankful hearts today, visit Lynn at Unequal Marriage.
P.S. THIS IS MY 100th Post! Wow! I'll do the 100 things about me tomorrow. Just because it sounds fun.

14 comments:

Heart of Wisdom said...

Thats a sweet kiss. Praise God! I get mercy hourly!

I added your blog to my Feevy on my right sidebar. I'm hainvg a little trouble with it this morning (its coming and going) but it wil post the most recent 5 posts from my blog roll with summaries. The most recent moves to the top of the list.

Susan said...

Happy TT Heather!

Thanks so much for passing on those awesome "kisses of mercy".

I had to laugh when I read your other post. So glad you have triumphed!

Merry Christmas~

Susie said...

Mercy is such a beautiful thing! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Angie said...

What a great post---both of them--I had to go back and read about "micro-organisms....
Have a merry Christmas!!!!

ellen b. said...

So rich in mercy and love is our God and Savior! Where would any of us be without it. May joy and peace fill your heart...

Speaking from the Heart said...

I enjoy reading "Kisses of Mercy". Thank you for reminding me that I must also give mercy to others, just as God gave mercy to me.

http://dailyreminders4me.blogspot.com/2007/12/thankful-thursday_20.html

Heather said...

God is so good! And it's wonderful to know that He cares about even the smallest details!

Lynn said...

Heather, girl, You must really be having a hard week. This is not your usual self. I would have loved to pray for you. Write me anytime you are struggling. I know exactly what it feels like to be where you are/were. Happened to me in November.

When you arise out of it, however, it is sweet mercy that we remember.

I love this post... LOVE IT..., God has bent down from on high and smothered me, His child, with kiss after kiss after kiss of never ending mercy. I have felt the very kiss too. Thank you for touching me. You always do.

Have a blessed and beautiful Christmas. Love and hugs, Lynn

SharonB said...

hey Heather! I was just over a CWO and noticed you are blogger of the month! YAhoo! Congradulations girl!

Love Bears All Things said...

It is amazing how He works all things for good.
Blessings this Christmas season,
Mama Bear

Denise said...

Praise God for His mercy, and grace.

Vicki said...

Bless your heart! I would have gotten over here sooner had the cold/flu stuff hadn't hit me this past week--now hubby is dealing with it. Your post absolutely lifted me to His throne of grace, though. Your writing has a way of doing that for me (and others) all because of His life being lived through you, my dear. God bless you this week as the King of Glory comes in!

lori said...

Don't you just love it when HE RAINS, no POURS down the mercy....right in the middle of a drought!!

"kisses of mercy...the kind I smother my kids with..." I LIKE THAT...that super duper SQUEEZE and Hug kiss!!

what a visual!!
MERRY, MERRY, MERRY Christmas!
hugs!
lori

mika said...

I loved the part when you said, "God has given me mercy and grace when I needed it most and it has been the best gift ever."

A very graceful and thankful gift...