Is God’s mercy in your life evident to others?
All praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the source of every mercy and the God who comforts us. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others.
Since God chose youto be the holy people whom he loves, you must clothe yourselves withtenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
Clothed in mercy
It happened during the darkest days of Europe’s history. Hitler was sweeping across the land promoting his contempt for Jews and his plan to exterminate them from the planet. Many countries were easily conned by his propaganda.
But Denmark had a king that wasn’t so easily taken in. He received Hitler’s edict concerning the armbands that Jews would be required to wear.… So he went out on the balcony of his palace and began reading the edict line by line.…Then when finished, he tucked the note away and reached into his pocket, pulling out a small yellow armband. The king slipped it onto his coat sleeve. Over the weeks to come, thousands of Danes found ways to acquire these yellow armbands and wore them whenever they went out in public, just as the Jews were forced to do. As a result, Hitler’s men found themselves in a constant struggle to separate the Jews from the non-Jews in Denmark.… Compassion is a trait within us that is very near the heart of God.
Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House