True Mercy Is a Blessing

True Mercy Is a Blessing

October 12

Read: PSALM 106:1-6, 43-48

“Many times he delivered them, but they were rebellious in their purposes, and were brought low through their iniquity. Nevertheless he regarded their distress when he heard their cry” (vv. 43-44).

These verses tell us that God showed mercy to the Israelites over and over. Despite this, they rebelled and sinned against God over and over. Then God would start the cycle all over again by offering mercy.

This reminded me of a song called “Over and Over” sung by Reverend Milton Brunson and the Thompson Community Singers. It sings of how God blesses us “over and over and over.” It reminds me that we don’t always acknowledge mercy as a blessing. We will always be in need of mercy; may we see it for the great blessing it is.

Lord, thank you for the blessing of your mercies that are new every day! AMEN.

About the Author

Nilwona E. Nowlin /// I live on the far south side of Chicago in the Roseland community, where I was born and raised. I serve on the ministerial team of Kingdom Covenant Church, which is also located in Roseland. I have a master of arts in Christian formation and master’s of nonprofit administration from North Park University and am currently working on an MDiv. In my spare time (what’s that?!), I enjoy reading fiction and writing in various genres. Earlier this year, I became fascinated with electronic jigsaw puzzles, and they’ve become a unique self-care activity.

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  1. Thank you for this lovely reminder of how much and how often our Lord showers us with His mercy. Even when we rebelled against His life, he did not desert us, Paul reminds us. We humans need frequent reminders as we go through this life.

    May God bless you as you seek your DDiv. Enjoy the jigsaw puzzles when you can!

  2. I was not previously familiar with “Over and Over” but now, after listening to it, it is a great way to start off a Monday morning.

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