Everyone needs more kindness in their lives.
Aim to deliver.
Jesus showed us how to do this, while He was with us, and which was recorded in black, white and sometimes red in our bibles.
The red reminds us of His ultimate act of kindness, dying in our place on the cross. The blood that flowed was filled with kindness.
Jesus showed His kind heart in many acts….
The man with the crippled hand He healed on the Sabbath:
Is there a person here who finding one of your lambs fallen into a ravine, wouldn’t, even though it was a sabbath, pull it out? Surely kindness to people is as legal as kindness to animals!
The woman who had hemorrhaged for 12 years, likely physically exhausted, broke and desperate, who took the risk to touch Him despite all cultural barriers of the time, and was healed by touching His hem.
His public acknowledgement of her would have freed her not only by her physical healing, but restored her in the community again as now not to be shunned (unclean). That is a wonderful showing of kindness…
Jesus taught, shared the Kingdom and healed everywhere He went…
When He looked out over the crowds, His heart broke. So confused and aimless they were, like sheep with no shepherd.
These passages are no more than a few lines each, but they reveal in minimal words the character of the God we serve.
With the new start we all have, knowing God believes in us, loves us, and daily showers us with grace & mercy…how can we not share this good news with those around us?
We don’t know what is really under the surface in each other…and how much a timely kind word can change someone’s day for the better.
You might be the only one speaking a kind word to them that day, week….
I can recall brief sentences spoken to me over the years that made a huge difference between giving up and pressing on.
Just as God’s kindness gave you a spark of hope, aim to share that same spark every chance you can.