Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Love is... kind

“Love is . . . kind” (1 Corinthians 13:4)

When thinking of kindness I recall my brother when he was a little tow-headed boy of four or five. On Sundays he would stand by the front doors of the church and hold the door open for the women entering. Even at that young age he understood that an act of kindness could brighten someone’s day. I’m sure his small act of kindness blessed more than one person.
Simple acts of kindness are a great way of showing God’s love. God has shown “unfailing kindness” to each of us (Psalm 18:15). He loves us despite our failings, and forgives us time and again. Today, take a moment to consider how God has been kind and generous to you, and then turn around and share that generosity with someone else. This act of kindness could be as simple as opening a door, paying for someone else’s lunch, or sending an encouragement card in the mail, but it’s one more way to express God’s love and “unfailing” kindness to each of us.

Prayer: Lord, help me to show kindness to someone today in an unexpected way. Reveal your love through me.

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