Mercy and truth are like the sunset. Sunsets are beautiful experiences, but unless they are captured in thought, on canvas or on film, they will be lost. Mercy and truth are presented to us by God. We gain it from his word, but unless we taken measures to preserve them, they too will be lost.
God tells us to bind mercy and truth about our necks and write them upon the table of our hearts. (Prov. 3:3). If we live life with mercy and truth, it us because we failed to secure it. We may have enjoyed its pleasure for a season, but like the sunset, it was gone.