NOTE: “The Hebrew word for mercy (hesed) describes loyalty or devotion. The focus was on the inwardness or their lives, not the outwardness of what they brought to Him. He wanted to see passion in their hearts for Him and compassion in their lives for one another.” Jeremiah Study Bible
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Luke 21:37-38 NIV Read full chapter
“Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me. John 12:25-26 NIV Read full chapter
We must mirror God’s love in the midst of a world full of hatred. We are the mirrrors of God’s love, so we may show Jesus by our lives.”
Corrie ten Boom
Corrie ten Boom and her family managed to save an estimated 800 lives during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. During the War, her profound faith and belief in God’s plans gave her the bravery and resourcefulness to make it through situations worthy of a spy story.
She survived Ravensbruck concentration camp near Berlin, the largest camp for women in German-controlled territories. The prisoners were used for forced labor in farm projects and armament factories. Thousands of women were executed there.
But it was after the war that she achieved her greatest accomplishment – forgiving her former enemies and teaching the world to do the same.
“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”
17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 2 Kings 6:16-17 NIV Read full chapter
God’s spiritual army … is at work for every believer in any age who takes on spiritual forces.”