Mercy is when you are given something other than, better than what you deserve. What do you and I deserve? Anything that we receive in this life better than hell is more than we deserve. We have offended a holy God, and yet in His mercy He has not given us what we deserve, but He has dealt with us in kind favor. In mercy He saved us and in mercy He gives us the privilege of serving Him, ministering His gospel. There’s the glory of it: we who deserve hell are now made His ambassadors!