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I discovered an epic – EPIC – band, "The Whistles and the Bells", several months ago.. Right away I fell in love with the songs and voice of Bryan Simpson and made my admiration official by designing a wallpaper inspired by their band name. (Look closely at the detail of the horse.. It's not just an usual horse, you might have to download the wallpaper to look at it at it's full size.)

Below is the lyrics of the song that got my attention – "Mercy Please". (And below that you can listen to the song.)

Mercy Please
If we are what we eat then my future it is scary
For I have been scarfing down the pages of the devil’s dictionary
In my veins there’s a potent cocktail of fear and worry
That will show in my soul when the test results return from its autopsy

I need just a little bit more, a little bit more, a little bit more mercy please
Just a little bit more, a little bit more, a little bit more all I need
Just a little bit more, a little bit more, a little bit more mercy please
A beggar at your door, a beggar at your door I will always be

When the henchman of midnight march me up to the gallows
and I stand accused with a noose around my neck in the shadows
and my crimes fill the dark as the ringleader barks and he bellows
A whisper of hope cuts the burlap rope
And steals all this ghetto kings gusto

I need just a little bit more, a little bit more, a little bit more mercy please
Just a little bit more, a little bit more, a little bit more all I need
Just a little bit more, a little bit more, a little bit more mercy please
A beggar at your door, a beggar at your door I will always be

Why do I love the song? I think people that’s in a relationship with Jesus Christ just have times of very dark, real discouragements.. (Think of the things written in Psalms) – Where you have a hard time believing you are who God says you are – Loved, accepted, and still in the process of being saved and redeemed daily by the Grace of Jesus and the work He did on the cross.

And then very often we just start believing junk about ourselves (“the devils dictionary – yes yes..) – like that we’ll never get past some of the issues / depression / addictions we have to deal with on a daily or hourly basis..

The thing which I’ve been learning the past few months since I’ve been pregnant (because energy, self control, tidiness and a whole bunch of other things fly out the window once you’re pregnant) – is that Jesus don’t look at me the way I look at myself at the end of a bad day. I can be crazy hard on myself, yet looking at the Scriptures I see a Jesus who loves the junk out of people, who liberate people by His love for them regardless of their flaws and faults. And a God who is committed to me – to finish the work He started in me when I gave my heart to Him.

And that’s the chapter on this epic band. If you listen to their other songs you’ll be completely smitten.

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