I love music and I especially love jazz. One of my jazz favorites is a song by Cannonball Aderley titled “Mercy, mercy, mercy.” During the song Mr. Aderley interjects that “sometimes that’s (Mecry, mercy, mercy) all that you can say.” Now that I am older, I realize that sometimes that’s all that you need to say, and that mercy is all that we really need at that particular moment. I am thankful that I serve a God that knows when I’ve reached that moment. I am grateful for the mercy that God has not only given to me but has extended to my family and friends as well. I encourage you, the next time that you stand up and utter those famous words “Lord have mercy,” that you be fully prepared to receive it. Never take those words for granted. God sure doesn’t.
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