Devotional

Random Acts of Kindness

January 10th, 2017 / Posted from Our Daily Bread / Category: Daily Devotionals

Some say that the American writer Anne Herbert scribbled the phrase “Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty” on a placemat at a restaurant in 1982. The sentiment has since been popularized through film and literature and has become a part of our vocabulary.

The missing note is “Why?” Why should we show kindness to others? For those who follow Jesus, the answer is clear: To show the tender mercy and kindness of God.

There’s an Old Testament example of that principle in the story of Ruth, the emigrant from Moab. She was a foreigner, living in a strange land whose language and culture she did not understand. Furthermore, she was desperately poor, utterly dependent on the charity of a people who took little notice of her.

There was one Israelite, however, who showed Ruth grace and spoke to her heart (Ruth 2:13). He allowed her to glean in his fields, but more than that simple charity, he showed her by his compassion the tender mercy and loving kindness of God, the One under whose wings she could take refuge. She became Boaz’s bride, part of the family of God, and one in a line of ancestors that led to Jesus, who brought salvation to the world (see Matt. 1:1-16).

We never know what one act of kindness, done in Jesus’ name, will do.



Related Posts

On-Air Now

  • Key LifeKey Life Network was founded by Steve Brown and exists to tell Christians that God isn't mad at them. If you're ...View PlaylistTuesday, 7:00 am-7:15 am

Next 3 Shows

Upcoming Events

  1. Hope Over Jessamine Fall Fest 2017

    September 30 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  2. Blessing of the Animals presented by The Source UMC & Southern Hills UMC

    October 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. WCGW Radiothon to benefit God’s Pantry Food Bank Sharing Thanksgiving

    November 2 - November 3
  4. Christmas Mart- Versailles Presbyterian Church

    November 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  5. Glen’s Creek Baptist Church Living Nativity

    December 22 - December 23

From our Facebook Feed