Kindness: love and sacrifice
“Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.”
Though in the past God let the nations go their own way He was still visible in many ways.
Next time you see the rain come think of this verse and think of the kindness of God.
God sent the rain to those who had turned away from Him and gone their own way. He showed kindness to the sinful. Why? Because He loved them.
The point is that God is kind towards people not because of anything He can get from them but just because He is kind. At the centre of kindness is the wellbeing of another person, it is working for what is best for the other. Ultimately this kindness wants to demonstrate His love so that we will turn from our own way and turn to Him. But even if we do not God will continue to be kind towards us because that is who He is.
Every day I have an opportunity to be like God, to put on kindness. To be kind. To think of others for no other reason than because of kindness. More of them less of me.
To love and to sacrifice.
I have an opportunity for that to be my life’s testimony.