“And the Spirit and the bride say, 'Come!' And let him who hears say, 'Come!' And let him who thirsts come. And whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.” - Revelation 22:17
Kempton New Church

December
16

“To Remember Mercy”

And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord; and my spirit has been glad in God my Saviour; for He has looked upon the lowliness of His maidservant; for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For He who is powerful has done for me great things, and Holy is His name. And His mercy is to generations of generations, to those who fear Him. He has made might by His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their heart. He has taken down the powerful from thrones, and has exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good° things, and the rich He has sent away empty. He has accepted His servant° Israel, to remember mercy, as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever. (Luke 1:46–55)

The Divine Providence does all things out of pure Mercy, because the Divine Essence itself is pure Love; and it is this which operates through the Divine Wisdom, and this operation is called the Divine Providence. This pure Love is pure Mercy because: 1. It operates with all men throughout the whole world, who are such that they can do nothing from themselves. 2. It operates equally with the wicked and unjust, and with the good and just. 3. It leads the former in hell and rescues them from it. 4. It perpetually strives with them there and fights for them against the devil, that is, against the evils of hell. 5. For that cause it came into the world, and endured temptations even to the last of them, which was the passion of the cross. 6. It acts continually with the unclean to make them clean and with the unsound in mind to restore them to sanity; thus it labours continually out of pure Mercy. (Divine Providence 337)

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