‘Compassion’ is found 61 times in the Hebrew Scriptures and ‘mercy’ is found 52 times. ‘Compassion’ means ‘concern’ for the sufferings and struggles of others.’ ‘Mercy’ means ‘to forgive’ when it’s in your power to harm.’ חסד Chesed in Hebrew means ‘loving-kindness, mercy and compassion.‘ “For Adonai will have compassion on Ya‘akov — he will once again choose Isra’el and…
Mercy – Gift of Mercy
The gift of mercy is the motivation to identify with and comfort those who are in distress
Mercy Gift for Children
Mercy, as the tender ‘feeling gift’, shows up in loveable, cuddly children. As babies, they smile easily and seem to have a soft, quiet disposition. They have a tendency toward shyness, with a certain clinging tendency toward their parents in early childhood. Loud noises and harsh word easily bring them to tears.