Sometimes people think of goodness and mercy as angels, I suppose they could be. What a lovely pair watching over this mother and child.
A Psalm of David / Psalm 23
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy, ( angels or not ) shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
And goodness and mercy are paired today with gold and silver, wisdom and insight. While I love to pray the Lord’s Prayer, the 23rd Psalm and 91st, the Proverbs offer us God’s wisdom through Solomon and also very likely Bathsheeba.
We could pick from any number of them and they have been our study all month, and we like a cheerful heart, and kind words, we must also seek wisdom, and who more wise that our Heavenly Father.
How much better is the getting of wisdom than gold and get insight rather than silver. Proverbs 16:16