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What a great God is ours! Today Psalm 103 assures us of this fact with the refrain: The Lord is kind and merciful. We are told that God crowns us with mercy and compassion and that (in one translation) we swim in mercy as in an endless sea.* That understanding includes the concept of mercy as a fierce bonding love** and assures us that we are constantly blessed with that kind of love from the One who created the universe and all that is in it.

Who could ask for anything more?

*Ancient Songs Sung Anew: The Psalms as Poetry by Lynn Bauman

**Old Age: Journey into Simplicity by Helen Luke

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