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Kindness And Going Home To Heaven

God loved us so much that He sent His only son, Jesus Christ, into the world that whoever would believe should not perish but have everlasting life.

As we approach Easter Sunday the day that Christ rose from the grave and returned to Heaven let’s look at how kind God has been to us and that He tells us we should be kind to all people not just to our friends and family.

The Bible says in Galatians 5:22, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness and faith.” Gentleness can be translated into kindness. Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your mind, heart, soul and strength, and your neighbor as yourself.” What Jesus was saying in this verse was if your relationship with others is not right then nothing is going to be right.

God our Father has shown us his kindness and love so we are to be kind to others like Christ has been kind to us. We are to be gentle and humble to others even though we feel they have offended us. We must share each others troubles and problems.

Being kind means that we must always be truthful to our friends. Jesus tells us the truth and said, “Youwill know the truth and the truth will set you free.”

David was a man after God’s own heart although he was a sinner just like you and I are. We must always be truthful to others although often times the truth hurts and we must always forgive and forget as Jesus forgives and forgets our sins.

Some people have the wrong concept of God. They don’t see God as kind when He always is. We all know that God is our best friend.

Romans 3:23-24 reads, “All of us have sinned, yet now God declares us not guilty of offending Him if we trust in Jesus Christ who, in His kindness, freely takes away our sins.” God declares us not guilty and has given us all second chances.

Let’s look at ourselves through the eyes of God who loved us so much that He sent His only son, Jesus Christ, into the world that whoever would believe should not perish but have everlasting life.

No doubt about it Jesus is so kind to us therefore we should always be kind to others. God loves us and is our best friend and He proved that when His son Jesus Christ rose from the grave on Easter Sunday and went back to His home in Heaven to be with His Father once again.

The story is told about a missionary and his wife who had served for many years in Africa working to win people to Jesus Christ and to help them in anyway they could.

After their time to serve in Africa was up they boarded a ship that would carry them back to New York. It happened that President Teddy Roosevelt was on the same ship returning to his home in New York after a hunting trip in Africa. Most everyone on the ship was having their picture made with the president and getting his signature but no one paid any attention to the well known missionary and his wife.

When the ship docked in New York the reception for President Roosevelt was great. People cheered and welcomed him back home but no one greeted the missionary and his wife after years of serving God in Africa.

The missionary became bitter about what had happened and after they arrived at their residence in Vermont his wife suggested that he go in the bedroom get on his knees and ask God to speak to him about what had happened. In a half hour or so the missionary returned from the bedroom with a smile on his face. When his wife asked him what had happened he said, “God put his hand on my shoulder and said, but you are not home yet.”

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