It's Not Just About Being Nice

It was the couple from a church I was visiting who paid for my dinner one evening when I didn’t have any money after my divorce.

It was the new financial advisor who I couldn’t pay who said, “That’s okay, I can still help you get your finances organized. I won’t charge you anything.”

It was the friend who is a doctor who I called when I first was diagnosed with cancer. He said, “I will care for you.”

It was the friend when I was having my fourth of seven surgeries for breast cancer who said, “I am not bringing you food because I have to, it's because I want to.”

It was the friend who said, “But you have to go through the commencement ceremony. We’ll be there; we're your family!”

Some of these people I had just met when I experienced this extraordinary grace. They had no reason to be nice to me; none at all. There was nothing that I could give them in return. I had nothing with which to pay them back for their kindness. But they showed me God’s love, unconditional and unearned. Because of these people, I now understand what God’s love is like, and I am free to show God’s love to others.

I know what it looks like to be a disciple of Christ.

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35 ESV)

I pray that today, you will show God’s love to at least three people, both friends and strangers. They will see Christ through you.




It's Not Just About Being Nice-(click here for MP3 file)