The Joy Dare: 3 Yellow Gifts of Fresh Mercy

Easton’s Bible Dictionary defines mercy as follows:
//compassion for the miserable. Its object is misery. By the atoning sacrifice of Christ a way is open for the exercise of mercy towards the sons of men, in harmony with the demands of truth and righteousness ( Genesis 19:19 ; Exodus 20:6 ; Exodus 34:6 Exodus 34:7 ; Psalms 85:10 ; Psalms 86:15 Psalms 86:16 ). In Christ mercy and truth meet together. Mercy is also a Christian grace ( Matthew 5:7 ; 18:33-35 ).//

My Gifts:

1) The dancing yellow flame of my morning candle
I find such a sweet place at my kitchen table. God’s Word accompanied by my journal and The Valley of Vision. The glow of a burning candle dancing as I read. A flame is a reminder of mercy for me, the rekindling my soul needs to show what I have been saved from and saved to. What a glorious grace it is!

2) The yellow blanket from the sun that hugs the pasture
The pasture behind my home may seem ordinary to others, but not to me. It’s a field of worship, God’s creation showing me its seasons and reminding me of how sustaining God is through it all. And if I look out at just the right moment, I will see the grass appear with a yellow tint as the sun gleams over it. God’s invisible attributes seen!

3) Dandelions from my sweet Norah Grace
Norah toddles around the yard scooping up rocks and leaves these days, but she especially loves the dandelions. She doesn’t quite understand why she can’t blow them away yet, but I think the yellow pulls her to them every time. Her youthfulness and joy in this stirs within my soul a sense of gratitude and a yearning to shed my “adulthood worries” and laid them on the Lord in childlike faith.



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