The Beauty of Love, Kindness and Grace.
It can be easy to accidentally let off our frustration or tiredness in the way we speak to people. Everyone has not so great days and are experiencing their own obstacles in life - however there is so much beauty in being Kind. You see my friend, Kindness is a choice. We have the opportunity everyday to display kindness wherever we go, and when we speak to people - kindness can touch any heart and shows a glimpse of the compassionate heart of God. It can be as easy as writing a thank you note to someone close to you, helping an elderly woman with her grocery bags, or even giving someone a hug. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In the Bible it is written "And be Kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving each other, just as God also in Christ forgave you" - Ephesians 4:32 Being tender hearted and forgiving one another is a reflection of how God in Christ forgave us for our sins, and his love for us. The kindness we display may seem small in our eyes, however that act of kindness could deeply impact the heart of others. We truly don't know what that person may have been experiencing, their heartache, or troubles. Which is why it is so important to be kind, reflect love and grace.
Yes, sometimes it can be hard to have grace especially if the other person is unkind. However this is the beauty of kindness, love and grace. Grace is loving one another without any strings attached. This is shown in Titus 3:4-7 But when the kindness and love of God our Saviour 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, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Saviour, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. The love, kindness and grace we show to one another is not to show how wonderful we are but how wonderful Jesus is in us. We are to show the same love that He shows us, and bring Glory to Him.
In John 13: 34-35, Jesus is discussing with Peter a new commandment, the commandment of Love. "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another, By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another." My friend lets be people who are tender hearted, patient, kind, compassionate to one another - because we might be the only reflection of Jesus people see, the way we treat people, respect people and act can help create a culture of Kindness and Love and Grace.
As His Love changes all things, fixes every broken heart, wipes every tear. His Love changes everything.