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This is what Mercy looks like!

Written by: Dorcas C. Chandler

March 20, 2020-4:00 a.m.



I sit under the bridge dirty and cold;

You ride by me with no regards for my soul.


I stand on the corner with a sign in my hand, and my dog close by;

 You just look at me, and question, and wonder why.


Get rid of the dog; you say to yourself.

But if you only knew…
That was the only friend I had left.


A messed up family I do admit

 I feel sometimes… it is just easier to quit.


What I saw in drugs and alcohol;

was a place to escape my pain,
 then I found out there was nothing to gain.


I'm in a pit, no one to pull me out

 because when you see me, you judge me without a doubt.


Get a job you say when you see me…

But it is my substance that is controlling me. 
Someone please tell me how… How can I be set free?


I staggered down the street,

 going to get my next high, and a cheap bottle of wine,
it’s the one thing that frees my troubled mind,


Then I saw a stranger in a distance waiting ahead for me.
“Hey, you! Jump on my truck… you and your dog,” He said shaking His head…


Then He paused and said…“This reminds Me of Me and why I died on a tree;

I came to this world just… to set the captive free.”

He whom the Lord sets free is free indeed. 

Today Salvation has come to you---with Mercy and Love sent down from above!

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