Romans 12:10 “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
A precious friend brought me something today. Last night, while baking a casserole for her family, she decided to bake an extra one for my family too. She knows we are gearing up for back to school craziness and hoped that it would help ease at least one problem of what to eat for dinner.
Her kind gesture has sat on my heart all day. It resonated with my pastor’s sermon this morning as he spoke about how we, as Christians, have a duty to go out into this world and to just be kind.
I think many of us think of ourselves as kind people. We behave ourselves when driving, (most of the time), we aren’t in jail for assault, we smile, and we wave, and we take care of our families.
But it’s so hard to be thoughtful all of the time isn’t it? Especially when we get so caught up in our own lives and in our own busyness. We wake up thinking about ourselves and the tasks we have to accomplish that day, the places we have to be, the things we need to do for our children, for our husbands, for our households.
Imagine what this world would be like if we woke up each morning and asked ourselves what we could do for someone else? Someone that’s not a part of our family. Someone that might need a reminder that they are not alone in this crazy, crazy world.
And these thoughtful gestures don’t even have to be grandiose. They can simply be a small act of kindness. A thoughtful note or a little reminder to someone else that they are special too.
And that they are loved.
God loves us so much that He sacrificed His one and only son for each and every one of us. This same Son commanded us to love each other with that same kind of love. To be devoted to one another and to put others before ourselves.
To love one another like God loves us.
Obey Him and watch how He blesses your obedience.
Remind someone tomorrow that she is not alone. Remind her that God’s love is everywhere and all around us.
It’s even in a chicken casserole.