The Power of Small Acts of Kindness! Part Two.
“For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you took Me in.” Matthew 25:35
We are familiar with the saying, “It’s the thought that counts.” This is especially true when it comes to acts of kindness. Often, it’s the small, simple acts of kindness that mean the most. A kind word or gesture can brighten someone’s day and make them feel appreciated. It doesn’t take much time or effort to show someone you care, but the benefits are immeasurable. Not only does performing acts of kindness make others feel good, but it also positively affects the giver.
Studies have shown that giving makes people happier and healthier. So it’s a win-win situation! In the Bible, Jesus tells a story about the final judgment, in which he says that the righteous will be rewarded with eternal life, and the unrighteous will be punished. But Jesus also says that the same thing will happen to anyone who helps a needy person without any thought of reward (Matthew 25:35-40). This may seem strange for Jesus to say, but it’s very wise. Even though some of us love to fast and pray but forget that kindness can also break the yoke (Isaiah 58:6-8).
Isaiah 58:7 says, “Share your food with the hungry and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.”
We all have the power to do good things; even small acts of kindness can make a big difference in someone’s life. Just think about what a difference it can make when someone holds the door for you, gives you a smile, or helps you when you fall. These little things can make you feel appreciated and loved and brighten your day. These small acts of kindness can make a big difference in someone’s life and remind us that we’re all connected to each other.
Therefore, Brethren, think about the people who need help the most. They might be going through a tough time, or they might be feeling lonely and sad. When somebody does something kind for them, it can make all the difference in their world. Remember, kindness is a virtue; don’t underrate it. It doesn’t cost anything but can have a huge impact. A kind act can make someone’s day, and it can brighten someone’s outlook on life. And we never know who we might be helping when we help a stranger. It could be a friend, a family member, or even an Angel. Amen. Hebrews 13:2 says, “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” Amen.
1. Lord Jesus, thank you for your mercy and grace towards me today.
2. Holy Spirit, help me see those in need and help me be a help to them in Jesus’ name. Amen.