Be Kind

When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.

R.J. Palacio~ Wonder

It’s been years since reading this book but the impact is still there.

Here are some other powerful quotes on kindness;

Have you ever noticed how much
of Christ’s life was spent in doing kind things?

~Henry Drummond

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

~Micah 6:8

If you want to be holy, be kind.

~Frederick Buechner

Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning.

~Frederick W. Faber

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

~Mother Teresa

He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

~Job 6:14

Kindness makes a person attractive. If you would win the world, melt it, do not hammer it.

~Alexander MacLaren

He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.

~Augustine

The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance, the second, transmission.

~George Macdonald

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?

~Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Ephesians 4:32 King James Version (KJV)

32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

God bless and keep you today.

Remember that you never know fully what a person is going through, or what brokenness they feel, so be kind.

In His Hand

I was drowning, sinking down, completely dead in the water until Someone reached down and drew me up out of the water, and placed me safely inside His hand.

It is a huge, giant-sized hand. A Father’s hand so big it holds the entire world resting in the palm. I’m in this hand, no matter where I go or what I do, I’m never outside of it. It cradles me. I don’t have to be afraid. Nothing can remove me from this hand because the world with all that’s in it, is in this hand too. This hand keeps me from falling, protects me from floating away, it’s always there and I feel safe.

There’s a beautifully perfect scar in this hand. When I reach out to it, my pain melts away and I am comforted. I look around and see an infinite number of names written inside it’s finger prints. I can see a space where I want my name written not far off. I stretch out my arms to that space and realise that I didn’t have to because my name was already written there.

As long as I’m resting in this hand no harm can reach me. Nothing can remove me from this hand. Inside this hand the strong fingers close about me so that I remain unharmed.

My strength is fading…

I’m still in the world but this hand is moving, drawing me slowly, yet safely to Him. I see the world start to fade but this hand holds me, filling me with it’s strength; it’s an absorbing strength that warms my soul with peace.

The hand keeps moving, the world fades completely away and now I’m not journeying out of the world, I’m lying on His strong chest safe, finally home. I look back and see that I didn’t have to be afraid of moving out of the world, because there was never a time I wasn’t in His strong, powerful hand.

Psalm 31:15a King James Version (KJV)

15 My times are in thy hand….