My world at home is filled with the noise of four children and a husband that works from home, too. Noise, I am used to. So much so that I've gotten pretty good at tuning it out to focus on whatever task is at hand.
But a whisper... A whisper catches my attention.
My mouth snapped shut, swallowing my words hard. (They did not go down without a fight, but they went down.) Swimming up from memory came the fruit of His Spirit,
I did a quick spiritual health check-up and realized it's an attribute that has been missing in me of late.
Kindness doesn't ramshod over others to express itself. Like patience and gentleness, it's one of the quiet graces, the kind not celebrated too often in the world we are sojourning through. And yet, it is a huge part of who God is.
What does kindness look like?
Today, for me, kindness meant holding back words that were better left unsaid. I'm hoping that as I lean in to hear that whisper again this week, I can be teachable. Learning from the God of kindness, what it means to be kind.
"But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us..." Titus 3:4
I'd love to hear what some of you have learned from God about kindness. Perhaps we can learn together.