1 Chronicles 16:34
Now is the time to be kind
What an amazing scripture this is. Even though simple, it is packed with so much meaning. How blessed we all are to have a God who is good and merciful to us. Have you ever thought about how many people here on earth have no mercies for others? What if God showed us no mercy? Where would we all be? Sometimes we encounter friendly and unfriendly people in our lives and we do not realize what impact we are leaving on them as Christians, or better yet; what impression they are leaving on us. Let me give you an example of a fake scenario.
A grumpy passenger was riding on a bus one day. Obviously, this passenger was having a bad day and was taking his frustrations out on the bus driver by complaining about his driving. When the passenger got off of the bus, another passenger shouted, “You left something!” ‘What?” he asked. “A bad impression,” she answered.
The words we say to others and the deeds we do will leave a mark for good or evil. We cannot be gentle and good, without the world being better. We also cannot be grouchy and godless without the world being worse. In other words, people are affected by our actions, what we say and how we treat them. All that we do will leave a mark on someone else’s life. Whether it is good or bad, we are responsible for our actions. The Bible tells us to be humble and to think of others, better than ourselves. We only pass through this life one time and any kindness we show and good deeds we can do (now), then let us do them. Now is the time because tomorrow may be too late to be kind to someone. I cherish my life that God has blessed me with. God will always touch the hearts of those who trust in Him. However, it is difficult to be grateful and grouchy at the same time. After all, we are only humans. It is also hard to be thankful and touchy at the same instant, just like it is impossible to be praiseful and pessimistic at the same moment. Whatever, the circumstance, we need to be aware of our actions to always try to leave a positive and Christian impression on those who are lost and do not know God.
It seems that courtesy has become a lost art, especially on the highways. On our Christian highway and our walk with Christ, we need to remember who created us, where God brought us from, and know where we are going. Is it Heaven or Hell? You must decide for your own life where you want to spend eternity.
Inspirational Journeys is written by:
Charlotte K. Berger
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