Ephesians 2 Verse 8 to 10: “For it is by Grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one can boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them”.
The story nis told; While a woman was waiting to pay for her groceries, she was the recipient of an act of kindness, when the customer in front of her turned around and gave her a gift card to help pay for groceries. Short on sleep she burst into tears because of the kindness shown to her, then she started laughing at herself crying. This unexpected kindness touched her heart and gave her new hope during a period of stress and exhaustion in her life.
Of course, we don’t have to give material things to share Gods’ grace; we can show his love through our actions.
We can take time out of our day to listen to someone. We could show interest to someone who is serving us, by asking how they are.
We could stop and help someone in need.
As we give to others, we will receive joy in return. Acts20 verse 35;”It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
God instructs us to be kind to one another. We are all His creation; made in His likeness, to fellowship with each other, and have a relationship with Him.
Heavenly Father thank you for the gift of life, and the joy we find in healthy relationships through family and friends. Help us to view everyone as you do. with love and understanding. May we always be aware of those around us whose lives we could touch. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen