Sunday, December 7, 2014

Undeserved Kindness!

But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved. (Acts 15:11) 

If you have traveled to London, you have perhaps seen royalty. If 
so, you may have noticed sophistication, aloofness, distance. On occasion, royalty in England will make the news because someone in the ranks of nobility will stop, kneel down, and touch or bless a commoner. That is grace. There is nothing in the commoner that deserves being noticed or touched or blessed by the royal family. But because of grace in the heart of the queen, there is the desire at the moment to pause, to stoop, to touch, even to bless. . . . 

To show grace is to extend favor or kindness to one who doesn't deserve it and can never earn it. Receiving God's acceptance by grace always stands in sharp contrast to earning it on the basis of works. Every time the though of grace appears, there is the idea of it being undeserved. In no way is the recipient getting what he or she deserves. Favor is being extended simply out of the goodness of the heart of the giver. 

The Grace Awakening 

I'm a huge fan of a T.V. show called Undercover Boss. In this show, there's usually an executive that disguises him or herself pretending to be one of the employees of that company. The common theme in that show is that the "fake employee" takes the time to be trained by various employees and to really get to know their life story. At the end of the show, the executive exposes him or herself to the real employees and express their gratitude and thankfulness for their contribution to creating a better climate for their company. 

I have learned a major lesson from watching every single episode of Undercover Boss. There was a pattern of behavior in all the executives involved. It was undeserved kindness. They bestowed grace upon the employees that least expected it and possibly even less deserving. The moral of the story is that someone had a genuine heart for his or her people and did something for "the least of these". 

My dear friends, God gave up His only beloved Son Jesus Christ. In the process of providing us His beloved Son, we were also given the free gift of eternal life. That free gift of eternal life is still available to us today. All we need to do is just accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Jesus is our eternal Undercover Boss. People were expecting a prince on a white stallion instead receive a humble Man that is riding on a donkey. That same humble Man has expressed and demonstrated undeserved kindness to everyone He came across. With that said, let us go out of our way to express undeserved kindness to everyone God brings around our way. 

Thank you so much for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!!. . . . :-).