One definition of mercy is this – kindness or help given to people who are in a very bad or desperate situation. It’s been a year of tension, violence, and – now – floods. Lord have mercy. Combine all those things with the sins we can never quite leave behind, and mercy may be one of the most powerful words we have to think about God. Mercy is exactly what we need. And it’s exactly what others need from us. Jesus reveals a God of mercy – of grace, faithfulness, and abounding love. Just the time you think his mercy is sure to run out, you’ll discover that his mercies are new every morning.