Be Merciful


Compassion changes hearts and transforms lives.


Acts 9:17
“Saul, my brother, the Lord has sent me, Jesus who appeared to you on the way by which you came, that you may regain your sight and be filled with the holy Spirit.”


When Saul was blinded by a flash of light on the way to Damascus…he was heading there to persecute Christians (he was “breathing murderous threats”).

This is the person the risen Christ chose as his “instrument” of love, mercy, grace, forgiveness and compassion.

How’s that for counter-intuitive?

God’s way is clearly not our way!

In a vision Jesus spoke to a man named Ananias to go to Saul and to lay hands on him so that he might regain his sight. Through this entire mystical experience Saul was transformed into one of the greatest evangelists in Christianity later known as St. Paul.

His change did not come by way of punishment and retribution…but by way of mercy and compassion.

God never gives up on anyone…including your worst enemy.

Including you!

How might God want to transform you?

How might you be an instrument of God’s transformation for someone else?


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Remember…God loves you!


About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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One Response to Be Merciful

  1. moonskittles says:

    This is a wonderful reminder of His lavishing Grace. What a wonderful God we serve!

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