DRENCHED WITH MERCY

1 Peter 2:10 – For at one time you were not God’s people, but now you are. At one time you knew nothing of God’s mercy, because you hadn’t received it yet, but now you are drenched with it!

Sometimes the simplest songs are the best. One of our favorite songs for years at Victory Church was one of those simple songs written by David Ruis. It really captured what the Lord began to do in our church in the summer of 1994. We sang that song again and again basking in the rain of God’s mercy falling in our gatherings. Here are the words to that simple song.

“Mercy Is Falling Is Falling Is Falling
Mercy It Falls Like A Sweet Spring Rain
Mercy Is Falling Is Falling All Over Me

Everybody sing
Hey-Oh, Hey-Oh, Hey-Oh, Hey-Oh

Mercy Is Falling Is Falling Is Falling
Mercy It Falls Like A Sweet Spring Rain
Mercy Is Falling Is Falling All Over Me
Everybody sing
Hey-Oh, Hey-Oh, Hey-Oh, Hey-Oh”

This is the point Peter is making in today’s verse, all of us stand in constant need of the reviving rain of God’s mercy; Peter knew that as well as anyone. It is easy to forget Peter’s story amidst all of the power we see displayed in Peter’s life after Pentecost. You remember the story, it was the night Jesus was arrested. Peter had been bragging about how he would stand with Jesus until the end. That didn’t go so well after the Lord’s arrest. All it took was a confrontation with a servant girl and Peter buckled. In a matter of seconds he was denying he knew the Lord, denying he was a disciple and regressing into swearing just to emphasize his point. After that failure Peter thought he was done and his future ministry with Christ was over. How did that ever get turned around? Peter got what he didn’t deserve, he got mercy instead of judgement from the Lord. It wasn’t but fifty days later, on the day of Pentecost that the sweet rain of mercy began to fall on Peter. He may not haven’t gotten what he deserved, hopefully none of us will, but he received a major dose of mercy. You could say that Peter was drenched with mercy from that day forward. I think its beginning to rain again, His mercy is falling all over me.

2 Replies to “DRENCHED WITH MERCY”

  1. When I think of how terrible Peter must have felt, I imagine not being able to stand up for my family if I knew they were innocent, only to hear they were murdered because I was too much of a coward, all I could do was run away. The condemnation must have been overwhelming,(our spirit is willing but our flesh is weak) we must learn this so we don’t think more of ourselves that we should, but Jesus prayed for Peter and told him when he turned back to strengthen his brothers. The Love/Grace/Mercy Jesus poured on Peter overwhelmed all that the enemy tried to destroy him with. His Love is GREATER!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈

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