Love is kind. 1 Corinthians 13:4
Dear friends, kind love is the kind of love that shows up to serve. It always looks for ways to move beyond feeling generous to being generous through actions. Kindness transitions empathy into action and sympathy into service. Kind love is not stuck on itself, rather it relishes reaching out to the needs of others as it is displayed in abundance through honor and humility. It wears a smile, gives a hug, kisses a head, pats an arm, lifts a burden, prays a prayer and writes a check. Love is kind, because Christ is kind and He is love. So, when you love kindly you are being like Jesus.
Let me ask you this, how does it feel when you have a kind encounter with someone? Probably a mixture of respect, joy and inspiration to name a few. Unsolicited loving kindness that comes to you when least expected, provides the most encouragement. Your kind love is the kind of support your spouse, friends, sibilings, and children need to get through the day and not be overwhelmed by unrealistic expectations.
I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. Jeremiah 31:3
Indeed, your kind love is attractive to all with whom you have influence. Unkindness is a repulsive smell, but kindness is a sweet aroma that fills the air it occupies. Like honey to a bee, a scratch to a dog or a caress to a cat, your loving kindness is tasty for hungry hearts. It is security for souls that itch for intimacy. When you love kindly, you experience its fruit: peace, joy, patience, gratitude, respect and friendship. Kindness facilitates all kinds of good deeds.
Lastly it is the Lord’s loving kindness that causes us to be kind. His kindness draws us to Himself and leads us to repentance. Because of our heavenly Father’s great kindness, we want to be the kind of children that He is pleased to call His own. Therefore, from our grateful hearts we are honored to honor Christ by loving our loved ones in kind ways. Yes, we pray for our home to have a relational climate of kindness. Our kind actions speak the language of God's love. Make love a priority of your life today.