In the wake of all that is going on in the world right now, I find myself lost for words and simply praying for Jesus to have mercy. And of anyone who has ever walked the earth, He is the one who even has the capacity to really and truly have mercy and compassion on everyone suffering, whether suffering at the hands of deception and their own sin or at the hands of evil. So here is my prayer for mercy.
Make my heart to feel the weight
The grief, fear, the sorrow of the stranger
And yet, a light and easy yoke
The portion of the Author of my faith
Jesus, the Victorious One
The Slain Lamb
Yes, and weren’t You a homeless stranger when You walked among men?
Didn’t You flee evil, even as a child?
Weren’t You a man of sorrows, well-acquainted with grief, One whom the world did not esteem, despised and cast aside?
And yet You interceded on their behalf, a plea for forgiveness for their ignorance
You see and You know
Yes, You are a merciful High Priest
Tender enough to have compassion
On the homeless, sick, unmerciful and evil
The forgotten, the murderer, the victim
Strong enough to hold the weight of the cries of a dying world
A world grabbing for what it needs
Taking because it wants to gain what only You can give.
You see and You know.
And my heart could crumble under the weight of the suffering of just one,
But You see and You know the suffering and the depravity and the sickness and the pride and the sadness of all
And You love
And Your finished work is strong enough to welcome all who would only come
For there is yet room in Your Father’s house.
So Jesus, have mercy
Give mercy, speak mercy
And let Your hands heal what is broken.
Have mercy and even so, please come
And visit a sick and dying world.