I've been teaching Elijah about concepts like grace and mercy lately. A few times he hasn't been punished for something and I explained to him that he was receiving mercy by not getting the punishment he deserved. Tonight when I told him he was going to get a consequence for something he said, "No, I get mercy." My jaw literally dropped as I looked to Aaron to confirm whether I was hearing him correctly. I doubt so often that he is listening or absorbing. Mercy is a concept he is hanging on to....me too! Praise God for being a God of mercy!
We proceeded to talk about justice!