THE NEED TO BE KIND
Miss Wilson went to the post office nearly every day to buy a stamp or two. Often the line was long and it appeared that she had difficulty standing quietly waiting her turn at the counter.
A stranger who had seen her on many occasions asked, “Why don’t you just use the stamp machine? It would be so much easier and quicker and you wouldn’t have to stand so long.”
“Oh my,” she said, “the clerks are so kind to me. They always smile at me and ask me how I am doing and how I feel. The machines don’t do that.”
Kindness does two things at the same time: It makes us feel good and others feel good. And it rarely costs us anything.
Kindness, like love, has its source in God. We read in Titus that “When the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy.”
When we actually begin to understand the fullness of God’s kindness to us personally, we will no doubt see others in a different light. We certainly do not deserve God’s kindness - yet He has been more than kind to us. He held nothing back in giving His Son to be our Savior. Showing kindness to others demonstrates His love. We must do the same for His sake.
Prayer: Acts of kindness, Father, present endless opportunities for us to show others that we care for them just as You do. Help us to represent You always. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Titus 3:4-5 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us not because of righteous things we had done but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.