A Little Kindness!

27 Feb

A Little Kindness!

I am not trying to boast or to brag but I am going to share a true story about something that happened to my son and I every week. This happened several years ago when I used to do the accounting/books for my church. Every Monday morning I would go to the bank to do the church’s deposit! Next door to the bank was a huge parking lot for some businesses but it had a concrete lamp post on the street. There was a little lady who sat on the base of the concrete lamp post every Monday when I went to the bank and she would have a sign up asking for help. I knew by her appearance that her little face wasn’t developed correctly and she wore extra thick glasses. It would be in the middle of summer and she wore a huge overcoat and had a small little gym bag of sorts placed safely beside her. I knew that I couldn’t do much, but every Monday I began giving her at least enough money for lunch. Eventually, we learned her named and befriended her. I had even driven her a few places when she needed me to. Every Monday, before we ever got to the bank to make the deposit, my son began asking me if I had money for this little lady! This went on for many Mondays until one day we drove to the bank and there was a little memorial set up at the lamppost for her. We were heartbroken as she had passed away. The only comfort that I had was that my son learned such a valuable lesson in giving to those that were less fortunate than we were. He was four at the time and couldn’t wait to give her the money we gave her each week!

I don’t know necessarily how that little bit of money each week really changed her life, but I know it changed mine and my son’s life. I was so grateful to have done something for her when I saw that little memorial set up for her! I wished that I could have done more, but I gave her what I had! I didn’t do this for a reward. However, you can’t give to others that you yourself will not be blessed because of it! I hope that this will inspire you to do something! This is all the Lord requires of us!

Matthew 25:34-40 (KJV) Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

35 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Do what we can do to help others and let Him do the rest! I would love for you to have my FREE EBOOK Inspiring One Dreamer at a Time, Know the Seasons that You’re in. CLICK HERE TO GET IT FREE!

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One Response to “A Little Kindness!”

  1. teachermomtalks February 28, 2018 at 2:55 am #

    Such a sweet story and what a great lesson for your son to learn at a young age. I’m sure he will pay it forward and continue to follow your example.

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