Today's girlfriend devotional is about Mercy. It's one of those "churchisms" that is often very difficult to understand, even for someone who has grown up in the church - certain concepts still remain a mystery.
This devotional explains things very clearly.
I can't help but think, though, about the sacrifice of the mother in the story. That her heart must have been filled with despair to know that if her baby stayed with her, she should surely die. The only way her precious baby girl would live was if she gave her to a perfect stranger to take her another country knowing she would likely never see her baby again. My heart aches for that mother and hopes that someday she will see the fruits of that sacrifice. That she will know that her sacrifice did indeed save her baby's life.
What a great lesson in selfless sacrifice from that mother, and what a great demonstration of mercy on the part of an American visitor to her country.
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