His heart is a fountain of mercy, and its streams are perpetually flowing!
("Heavenly Aspirations!" John MacDuff, 1818-1895)
A funeral procession was coming out as He approached the village gate. The young man who had died was a widow's only son. When the Lord saw her, His heart overflowed with compassion. 'Do not weep!' He said." Luke 7:12-13
Oh, how was His tender heart touched by the scene He witnessed on this occasion! The sight excited the liveliest emotions in His sinless bosom; and with a look beaming with pity, and in the most tender tones, He said to her, "Do not weep!"
In the Person of our adorable Redeemer, we behold mercy incarnate. This was the garb in which the whole of His other virtues were arrayed; the soft luster with which they were all surrounded and adorned.
Such was the character of Jesus in the days of His flesh, and such is it still. He with whom we have to do, whose favor we implore, and whose blessings we supplicate — far from being a harsh, unfeeling Master — is a loving Savior and compassionate Friend. His heart is a fountain of mercy, and its streams are perpetually flowing!