Sharing God's Goodness
Author: James C. Hendrix (Indiana, US)
Many years ago, a former student called at my office with a Christmas gift. As she handed it to me, she smiled and thanked me for the study tips I had given her during the term. Because I knew that she and her family often struggled to pay for her tuition and other college costs, I had not expected a gift from her. I opened the bag and pulled out the gifts: an apple, an orange and some sweets. The student said that she wanted to buy something more expensive but that these gifts were all she could afford. I received several other gifts that Christmas, but I have always remembered this former student’s generosity.
Just as the young woman shared with me, God gives us opportunities to share and is pleased when we extend kindness to others. Today we can reach out to people in simple ways—a phone call, a hug or a kind word. By doing good and sharing with others, we show our gratitude for God’s love and mercy.
Prayer: Dear Lord, teach me how to share your love with others. Amen