Be The Change

Open my eyes that I might see  Psalm 119:18  I remember a time while I was waiting in line to return an item, a woman at the counter had dropped all of the contents from her wallet on the floor. Almost immediately, another young woman who was also at the counter helped to pick up the contents. A gentleman behind me waiting in line remarked; “That’s something you don’t see up north.” I suppose he was comparing the  behavior to people in other geographic areas. The gentleman’s comment reminded me that we can’t know what someone is like without first having experienced them. If we assume that kindness is only found in specific geographic areas, why aren’t all of us as believers, living in those places? If we are not experiencing kindness from others in our current place, then others may not be experiencing kindness from us as well. Yet, if Christ is within us, then perhaps we are where we are in order that God working through us, we remember to demonstrate the kindness, that others like to see not only in the north, but the south, east and west as well.

A Kind Legacy

“Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul to whom I may show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”           2 Samuel 9:1-13   Because of his love for Jonathan, a blessed David didn’t allow Saul’s acts against him, to turn his back on God’s law. The legacy we leave will be the one we live everyday. We have only to live according to God’s Word and not in response to the world’s actions against us. As for those who choose to begrudge us because of our blessings towards others; tell them to take it up with God!