He cannot bless us unless He has us. When we try to keep within us an area that is not our own, we try to keep an area of death. Therefore, in love, He claims all. There’s no bargaining with Him.
— C. S. Lewis
His father saw him – there were eyes of mercy;
he ran to meet him – there were legs of mercy;
he put his arms round his neck – there were arms of mercy;
he kissed him – there were kisses of mercy;
he said to him – there were words of mercy;
Bring here the best robe – there were deeds of mercy;
Wonders of mercy – all mercy!
Oh, what a God of mercy he is!
— Matthew Henry