Contributed by Robert Leroe on Feb 1, 2015
Our merciful God has pity on His children, who are in much distress, often of our own making. Mercy is a disposition to pardon the guilty. God gives what is undeserved, and doesn’t give what is.
At the end of the Civil War when the Confederate Army was finally defeated, Abraham Lincoln was asked how he would treat the rebellious South. The question hinted at the desire for severe punishment. But the merciful President said, “I will treat them as if they had never been away.”