My husband had just come out of a nearly 13 hour brain surgery and was in intensive care. I had left the room and my mom stayed with him while I was gone. Years later, he still remembers a comforting touch from her. She said no words, no words were needed. It was the simple comfort from a touch that made a difference in that moment. In a time of pain, the comfort a caring touch brought was a gift.
Have you ever taken an extra moment to ask a co-worker how they are?
Have you ever just been there for a hurting friend?
Have you ever been supportive to someone when no one else was supporting?
Have you ever taken the time to notice someone’s hard work and thank them?
Have you ever taken the time to pray for someone?
Have you ever listened attentively to someone when they needed to talk?
Do you know what you did mattered? I mean really mattered?
Do you know you could have changed a life? With a few words, with your actions, with listening, with praying. You could have been the one voice in their life at that moment that they needed to hear to change everything for them. You could have been the one person whose support encouraged them to keep going. You could have been the one person to help them see the love of Jesus. Do you know it could be something they will remember the rest of their life? It could be a defining moment in their life.
What would happen if on those days, just because it was little and you didn’t think it would matter, you chose to not do your act of kindness? What if it was left undone?
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40
Your actions and your words and your prayers and your love matters. Your kindness matters. It matters to those who receive it. Most important… it matters to HIM. He sees. He knows.
He will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. Hebrews 6:10
We may not be able to help everyone, but we can all help someone. No act of kindness is too small. It all matters. We would love to hear an act of kindness that made a difference for you?
By Jennifer, StudioJRU
Jennifer is a mixed media artist living in rural Nebraska - gravel roads, fresh air, peace and quiet. She is married to her best friend, her patient and supportive husband, Heydon. Art has been a...