Weren’t you taught as a child to be KIND to one another and to treat people with KINDNESS? I believe it’s a quality that’s been so watered down in our society that the world isn’t seeing Christians as people who are kind. Here is another reminder that we can reflect the prism of God’s kindness. Kindness might not even use words but it will certainly show actions. Even holding a shopping cart that’s ready to roll away while a mother holds a child attempting to load groceries into her car. Or, how about holding the door open for an elderly person at the bank or post office. You get the picture. Kindness is represented in kind actions. That’s the way God is. His kindness is good. He’s not angry and mad at people. He’s good, he’s kind, thoughtful, and ready to help. Let’s operate in acts of kindness and show God’s kindness. The world will listen more to what we say when we operate in love and kindness (1 Corinthians 13:4). Share some today.
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue in my love” (John 15:9). Jesus compared the Father’s love for Him to His love for us. We can only see that as infinite love—so loved. And we see the Father’s love for the world was so great that He sent Jesus to die. That was the express purpose. Yes, Jesus taught, healed, and preached the kingdom, but He came to take away the sins of the world through His death. That God loves us and Jesus loves us is for certain. We must get that deep into our hearts so that it affects everything we do and say. Everything is a gift and we must filter that love for us through us. As the Father loved. The Father loves Jesus unconditionally, without reference to His performance or fruit. Jesus hadn’t done any works before God called Jesus his Beloved. That means that Jesus loves us unconditionally without reference to performance or behavior.
Continue each day in that love. Abide in the finished work of Jesus—grace. Walk in love. Everything works through love. We continue by knowing and expressing His love. As we continue in His love for us, it flows like a river from us.