Fearless Faith

Dewdrops of mercy


September 7, 2022

A seldom visited but sturdy hymn, “Jesus, the Light of the World,” has as part of its refrain a reference to dewdrops of mercy that ‘shine all around us by day and by night.’ The mercy within those drops is nothing to trifle with, for even the smallest of drops can result in something good beyond imagination if we choose to embrace it. It is inescapably tied to forgiveness, the very essence of Christian faith for many. Coupled with compassion, the power of that small life-giving jewel of moisture is undeniable.

Dewdrops are metaphors richly symbolizing abundant life, fresh star...

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