My 3-year-old daughter was walking around the house singing this verse from a familiar hymn: “Peace on earth and mercy wild, God and sinners reconciled.” I was going to correct her so that she knew the phrase was really “mercy mild.” Then on second thought, I decided I rather liked the idea of wild mercy. Because that’s true, isn’t it? God is rich in mercy, and that mercy is wildly wonderful. Mercy is not always tame, not always calm. God’s love for us is vast, immeasurable and, yes, wild. It inspires us to continue our good works and live out our mission.
This message was adapted from an offering devotion written by Emily Hansen in a March 2011 issue of Interchange. Today we remember Clare, Abbess of San Damiano, who died in 1253. Do you enjoy these free Daily Grace messages? If so, donate now to further the ministry.