Want to Find Happiness? Spread mercy! Part Three
“The desire of the righteous leads only to good, but the hope of the wicked brings wrath.” Proverbs 11:23
The bottom line is that happiness is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. What makes one person happy may not make another person happy. However, one thing that will bring happiness to everyone is spreading mercy. We all have the ability to bring grace into somebody’s life simply by being kind and compassionate. When we make a concerted effort to be kind and compassionate to others, we make the world a better place – and we also make ourselves happier because we are doing the right thing. So be merciful and see the change!
When we do the right thing, God will bless us. Acts of kindness can be seen in all walks of life, from small gestures, like a smile or helping someone with their groceries, to larger donations or time to help others. When other people see acts of kindness from us, it can inspire them to do the same. Therefore, to spread more mercy throughout the world, we can start by offering kind words and helping our neighbors. Jesus did the same for us. He gave his life for our salvation so that we might live an abundant life.
Romans 4:25 says, “Jesus was delivered over to death for our trespasses and was raised to life for our justification.”
When we think of stories of God’s mercy, one of the first things that come to mind may be Jesus coming down to earth. When we read about Jesus’ life, it is full of examples of grace and mercy. For instance, during the crucifixion, when they crucified Him along with the criminals, one on His right and the other on His left, Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” He did so easily, saying, “Let him who has done this be forgiven.” Jesus showed his mercy even more clearly when he died on the cross.
Therefore, whatever stories of God s mercy have you witnessed? Or any acts of kindness have you seen lately or learned from Jesus? Emulate such compassion and spread it to the world around you. Let us all remember the importance of being a light in someone else’s life, especially during this holy week. Let us be kind, understanding, and forgiving to those around us, and let us not forget the reason for the season. Easter is about new beginnings, hope, and redemption. Let us all embrace these things and use them to make the world a better place. Romans 5:8 says, “God had shown us kindness, that “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
1. Thank you, God, for your mercy. Thank you, Jesus Christ, for forgiveness and grace.
2. Oh Lord, give me a heart of compassion to help me be kind and loving towards others.
3. Thank you, Jesus Christ, for my salvation. I am so grateful that your grace has saved me.