A Memorial of God's Mercy
Christian Age
Lamentations 3:22-24
It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.…

Many times Captain Holm had crossed the Atlantic Ocean without losing a spar, but at last disaster overtook him. He says, "On one voyage my ship was struck by lightning in mid-ocean. The bolt came down the mizzenmast through the cabin and passed into the hold, leaving a long black scar on the mast as it went. We were cotton loaded, and we had every reason to fear the horrors of a ship on fire at sea. But the Lord in His mercy spared us, and we came safely to port. When, a little later, men came on board to make some repairs, I went into the cabin one day, just as the painter was raising his brush to paint out the lightning mark on the mast. 'Stop! stop!' I said; 'don't you put a brushful of paint on that mast. So long as I am master of this ship, that scar on the mast shall stand, so that I may never forget how good the Lord was to save us when my cotton-loaded ship was struck by lightning:"

(Christian Age.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

WEB: [It is of] Yahweh's loving kindnesses that we are not consumed, because his compassion doesn't fail.

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