Giving Mercy

“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus” (Phil 2:5).

Be merciful

Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. (Luke 6:36; Matt 5:7)

A perfect defenition of mercy: to show compassion or forgiveness  to someone when it is within your power to punish or harm.

These children have learned the meaning of mercy, and they will often ask: “Please give me mercy!”

Cole kids Old times 2014

We had a mini-vacation at a place close to Springfield with lots of attractions. This was one that their mother liked. I guess the kids had fun too dressing up like in old times.

Now they will spend the week with me. We might need to extend some mercy, who knows?

Jesus told us to be merciful, as our Father is merciful. Have you thought about all the times he has shown you mercy. That is EVERY DAY! WE DO NOT DESERVE HIS LOVE, but because of Christ we have it in abundant measure.

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved” (Eph 2:4,5).

How true that we don’t deserve God’s love, his compassion and forgiveness, but in his grace he gives us mercy. Oh, precious love, mercy and grace of our God and Savior!

When someone needs to be subject of our compassion and forgiveness, let’s be merciful!


About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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