Let Mercy Lead

I was on my way to Starbuck’s this morning with my iPod rockin’ in shuffle mode when an old school Rich Mullin’s song came on. I began to really listen to the lyrics of this song I have heard a hundred times….

Let mercy lead
Let love be the strength in your legs
And in every footprint that you leave
There’ll be a drop of grace
If we can reach
Beyond the wisdom of this age
Into the foolishness of God
That foolishness will save
Those who believe
Although their foolish hearts may break
They will find peace
And I’ll meet you in that place
Where mercy leads

How often do we let mercy lead? We let anger lead. We let jealousy lead. We let control lead. Do we lead with mercy or do we lead with a “no?” The phrase that keeps ringing in my ears is, “If we can reach beyond the wisdom of this age into the foolishness of God that foolishness will save those who believe.” The wisdom of our age is “me.” The foolishness of God is “others.

God, lead me to your foolishness of loving others more than self. Help me let mercy lead. Amen.

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