picking up every shattered piece seemed impossible.
where to begin. so many questions. uncertainty. fear.
god. he knew what was needed.
he had the plan before she knew she needed one.
worship was needed. worship was first. worship would carry her through this storm.
god sent a gift. a friend with concert tickets. worship concert tickets.
that friend showed up on time. they went. they worshipped.
god was still good, still on the throne. he still loved her. he still loved him
then came the grand jury. then came reduced charges. 30 days. restraining order.
then came feelings. anger. betrayal. loneliness. irritation.
why was the sentence so short?
why did she have to be the one to move?
and god help her. she missed him, that man who was really in there.
god. he showed her. mercy triumphs over judgment.
her heart shifted. the question came. what would she want for herself?
he called her after 30 days in jail.
he broke the restraining order.
she went lower in humility. ‘father?’ she asked.
‘mercy,’ god said.
she did not turn him in.
Definitions of mercy:
a: compassion or forbearance shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one’s power; also : lenient or compassionate treatment <begged for mercy>
Source: Meriam-Webster Online Dictionary
b: compassion for the miserable. Its object is misery. By the atoning sacrifice of Christ a way is open for the exercise of mercy towards the sons of men, in harmony with the demands of truth and righteousness ( Genesis 19:19 ; Exodus 20:6 ; Exodus 34:6 Exodus 34:7 ; Psalms 85:10 ; Psalms 86:15 Psalms 86:16 ). In Christ mercy and truth meet together. Mercy is also a Christian grace ( Matthew 5:7 ; 18:33-35 ).
Source: Easton’s Bible Dictionary
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