Love mercy.

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.  And what does the LORD require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”  Micah 6:8

Micah records three things that the Lord requires of us; act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God.  Well who doesn’t love mercy?  Acting justly and walking humbly are not always easy things to follow because the world we live in tells us to do the opposite is the correct behavior we are to exhibit.  The children in the attached photo attend the Lutheran school in Dondon which is located in the Cap Haitian District in the North central part of Haiti.  They too have heard the words from Micah and they, like us, struggle from time to time with the way we live our lives in this sinful world.

I heard a song on the PC radio recently and was not able to find any information about the title or writer, just jotted down the words.  It caused me to think about the words of Micah, my life and the lives of the children in Dondon.

“There's a place that I love to run and play.  There's a place that I sing new songs of praise.  Dancing with my Father God in fields of grace.  There's a place that I lose myself within.  There's a place that I find myself again.  Dancing with my Father God in fields of grace.  There's a place where religion finally dies.  There's a place that I lose my selfish pride.  Dancing with my Father God in fields of grace.  I love my Father, my Father loves me.  I dance for my Father, my Father sings over me.  And nothing can take that away from me.”

Thank you for supporting the children in Dondon as they learn and enjoy His mercy.  

Dear Heavenly Father, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown.  Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  Amen. 

May God be with you…Jay