At the banquet of Tom and Susan’s 25th wedding anniversary, Tom was asked to give his friends a brief account of the benefits of a marriage of such long duration. “Tell us, Tom, just what is it you have learned from all those wonderful years with your wife?”
Tom responded, “Well, I’ve learned that marriage is the best teacher of all. It teaches you loyalty, forbearance, meekness, self-restraint, forgiveness — and a great many other qualities you wouldn’t have needed if you’d stayed single.”
“Through the years I’ve noticed that conscience gets a lot of credit that really belongs to cold feet.”
Thought for the day
“The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, long suffering, and abounding in goodness and truth” Exodus 34:6
Mercy is the first characteristic God uses to define himself in the Bible. Thus, it must be the most important. Webster’s Dictionary defines mercy two ways, as “refraining from harm or punishment” and as “unexpected kindness.” God wants us to do both.