LETTER FROM THE GM
INDEPENDENCE DAY-- A CHRISTIAN V
EVERY DAY'S A HOLIDAY (Somewhere)
Many of us feel that once Christmas and New Years are over, the holidays are over. NOT SO! Some place in the world, people are celebrating something on almost every day. For example - February 5th is National Pancake Day; February 6 is Lame Duck Day; February 9 is National Read in the Bathtub Day; and then on February 23 we have World Sword Swallower's Day. Personally, swallowing pancakes sounds far more appetizing than swallowing swords! Then on February 17 we celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day. So how do we celebrate that?
Before we get into examples, we should ask ourselves what the Bible says about KINDNESS. The Word of God has a lot to say - a lot more, in fact, than I ever considered until I started studying this subject for this article. Following are just four references that you will find out of many that are in the Bible: "Anyone who withholds KINDNESS from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty." (Job 6:14 NIV)
- "The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing KINDNESS." (Jeremiah 31:3 NIV)
- " ...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." (Acts 14:17 NIV)
-"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, KINDNESS, goodness, faithfulness." (Galatians 5:22 NIV)
So just how do we show acts of kindness? How about helping an elderly person perform work around their home or yard; or getting groceries or running errands for someone; how about offering to babysit for a single mom who needs a break from her children; or drive someone to a doctor appointment. We could fill this entire newsletter with ideas, so let me encourage you to let your imagination run wild with creativity and see how our great God leads you to show acts of KINDNESS to someone whom God brings across your path or to your mind. While I'm at it, thank you for your KINDNESS to NewVision FM. It is our prayer that God will bless it back to you many times over.