Mercy is what founded the church.
The impenetrable walls of the Kingdom of Christ, the ink of His redemptive Story, is the unmerited love of God. His inexplicable, unsearchable adoration for His formerly wretched people.
The power that held back the deep waters of an Egyptian sea for Moses and that killed 185,000 soldiers for Hezekiah runs through the love that brings a dead sinner to faith in Christ. It is a grace, a mercy, a benevolence that knows no equal.
We Christians are a people created by the grace of our Father in Christ Jesus. We are a people borne of the unspeakable compassion of the triune God.
We are a people of mercy, for we were wrought by a God of mercy.