Recently I happened to listen to one of the song by Glen Campbell titled ‘Try a Little Kindness’ which touched my heart very much. As I listened to it over and over again, God began to speak to me through that song. The lyric goes like this –
If you see your brother standing by the road
With a heavy load from the seeds he’s sowedAnd if you see your sister falling by the way
Just stop and stay you’re going the wrong way
You got to try a little kindness
Yes show a little kindness
Just shine your light for everyone to see
And if you try a little kindness
Then you’ll overlook the blindness
Of narrow-minded people on the narrow-minded streets
I guess the message about kindness is conveyed well through this song.There are times when we see our friends, brothers and sisters facing difficult situations in their lives because of the seeds they have sown in the past. We see people who stumble in their walk of life because of the wrong decisions they make. When we see such things happening around us,most of the times we find ourselves engaged in gossiping about those people from ear to ear,spreading news about their fall. Often we forget who we are in Christ and what the Bible teaches us to do for them.
All we need to do is to “Try a little kindness’.We have to let our light which we have received from Jesus to shine for everyone to see. We have to lend a helping hand to those who have fallen.The word of God instructs us to admonish them and bring them back to the love of Christ. We read in the gospels that Jesus had compassion towards the sick and His heart went out for them. He never let anyone return the same way they came to Him but he healed their sickness, restored their lives and delivered the oppressed. Jesus was full of love and compassion. So we who are saved and called out for His kingdom also should have the same attitude that of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 2:5 (NIV)
We read in Ephesians 4:32(NIV)
“Be kind and compassionate; Forgive each other just as Christ forgave you”
and again in Colossians 3:12(NIV) ,
”….. Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
We have to be compassionate and kind towards people who are spiritually blind and help them know the truth. The time and effort we invest in the kingdom of God will reap great harvest.
No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. So let us try a Little Kindness!!