2 Kings 13.23
But God was gracious and showed mercy to them.
yes you are, lord! yes you are full of grace, full of the capacity we need to follow you, to do great things, to be great on the inside no matter what is going on on the outside. thank you for mercy, for modelling mercy to us, so we can be merciful to each other, patient and forbearing with one another no matter how utterly impossible it seems in the natural. thank you that grace and mercy is never a function of our personality, of our natural existence - it's anchored on you because it comes from you! you are the source of unlimited grace, you are the source of unlimited mercy, and we get to experience this. we get to let it flow to everyone else around us. thank you, lord!