Have you met Ms. Mercy yet?


Mercy is the sweetest person I've ever known. I met her when I was really little, and since then I've never doubted our friendship. Over the years, I did a lot of things to hurt her. There was even a time I went out of my way to do the very thing I knew she hated. I told myself it would only hurt her just a little bit, and we could still be friends after that. But it hurt her way more than I expected it would. It brought me to tears because I knew I didn't have to hurt her that way. But I still did. I looked at Mercy in her dilapidated state, but she just stared right back at me and whispered, "I love you."

Mercy never mentions my transgressions. When she sees I'm doing something wrong, she tries to warn me. When I don't listen, the pain she feels makes me feel like I'm hurting my own body, because she acts like her body is my body. Even after I saw her pain, I still went ahead to do some more things that were bad for me. You know what she told me? She told me if it was bad for me, then it was bad for her as well. Mercy told me she wanted to bear the consequences of my actions with me. That was when I realized what I had. Who in their right mind would want to do that? Who would want to carry my sin on her shoulders? Then I begged for her forgiveness. I needed to know I was forgiven. I needed to know that she forgave me because that was to be my own healing process. But mercy said "No!" She said, "I'm never going to let you go." I cried. Who in their right mind would love someone like me? After all I've done?

Then I woke up from my dream...

I started rejoicing...."alas, alas, I've found true love." So mercy is what I need. Mercy is what I need to get through my day-to-day activities. Mercy is what picks me up when I fall down. Mercy is what makes me smile when I'm going through pain. Mercy is what gives me hope that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Mercy is always there for me in the dark and in the light. Mercy was there when I was real bad...and is still here now I'm trying to be good.

I've found the key. The key is mercy. So after my dream, I decided to go to the Potter's house at the corner of the street, and I asked Him if He knew who mercy was. That was when He pulled me close and whispered to me, "I knew you were coming here today, and I knew exactly what you were going to say." Then He placed a key in my hand and He said, "here is mercy, I made it just for you. Hold it whereever you go and let it be an emblem of My love for You...a love that will never die."

The Potter is God, and He made Mercy just for me...

17 comments:

azuka said...

Great stuff. Mercy's something we really need -- especially when coupled with grace.

By the way, I've noticed something but didn't wan to say. Your profile picture looks a bit vampirish. Am I the only one who thinks so? :-D

Jaycee said...

lolllllll...really??? Azuks...how did ur mind even travel there sha?

ps: yeah when mercy is coupled with grace, the recipient is obviously in paradise on earth! Lurved the phrase u used!

Bernard said...

This reminds me of a song...
...Mercy came running like a prisoner set free.
Passed all my failures to the point of my need.
When the sin that I carried was all I could see.
When I couldn't reach mercy
Mercy came running to me...

Kafo said...

vampire??
nah i was thinking along the lines of the bahamas cuz i kept staring at the thing by your eye and was like is this a flower?
I REALLY LOVED THIS ONE
Mercy, very beautiful thanks

JJ said...

Nice, mercy is what we all need. Been reading your blog for a while and it's always such an inspiration.

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

mercy has forever always been with me - even when I went out of my way to really deal with her - but yet - she didnt want to go - not becasue I chose her, but because she already chose me to be her best friend in the whole wide world. Thank you Jesus for mercy - thank you for Favour - Thank you for Grace.

Jayces you always have a timely message and pray the Lord will continue to be with you and give you His fresh annointing daily. Stay blessed.

curvyice said...

Mercy said no, im not gonna let u go, im not gonna let u sleep away........ hey there u go again. GOD' grace and mercy been all my life and stay how else would i be living, breathing, mercy overlooks my many faults and drags me closer despite my faults. mercy said no. girl u are a blessing.
thank GOD for you.

Nilla said...

Lovely! A blessing as always.

Yes, I've met mercy :-)

What's that Azuka is saying about your profile pic?..lol
I actually think it's lovely!

Have a wonderful week Missy.

Biodun said...

Thank God for mercy, well written girl! I have updated finally!

Poetic Justice said...

Have you heard the song Mercy Said NO? that is what I thought about while reading this. Your writing is very inspirational.

zaiprincesa said...

I like...
Everyday i pray, my God have mercy on us all.
Great writing..

Anthony Arojojoye said...

Hey Jaycee please give Ms. Mercy my number and don't forget to tell her dat I'm single.
She should be with me & not you. Abi you are gay? :D

Nice post.

Jaycee said...

@ Ben...mr. music...

@ Kafo...pls tell him it is beautifully BAHAMIAN! Lolll...

@ JJ & Life of a Stranger & Curvy ice...thank God...*winks* May the Word of God never stop flowing from your wombs...it will keep refreshing all of us like a new breeze every single day...

@ Nilla...yeah, u guys shd tell Azuks to stop having weird ideas...

@ Biodun...loll...finally! (I checked)...

@ poetic justice...that song does me like good medicine...

@ Zai...Amen...

@ Anthony...no comment.

~To all: thank God for everything and I hope u guys are having one of the most fabulous weeks ever, even if its just...errrmmm...monday~

~Got some studying to do...but luv u guys much (thanks)~! Ciao...

disgodkidd said...

i met ms.mercy @ www.andgodsaid.4t.com/gods_mercy.htm

Ajike said...

Jaycee,Jaycee, Jaycee, u sure know how to share a good message. I am alive today because of Mercy and I surely need Mercy everyday.
Thank you for a beautiful message on Mercy. You are blessed.

Biodun said...

Just saw ur addiction list, ok I am addicted to Starbucks too, like I need a fix daily, lol. God help me!

Jaycee said...

Biodun, no jokes...God help us seriously...I just caught myself quickly before I made a U-turn to go to starbucks today after class...wahala!