What is a “Random Act of Kindness”? A “random act of kindness” is a selfless act performed by a person or a group wishing to either assist or to cheer up an individual.
My wife demonstrated this on Wednesday night. It had been snowing. I was planning on shoveling the snow Thursday morning. About 2 am I checked to see if there was any further accumulation. What I saw was a “random act of kindness.” My wife had shoveled more than half our driveway. This was not a light fluffy snow. It was a wet and heavy snow.
I got up and went out and finished shoveling the driveway. Then invited her to breakfast at her favorite restaurant.
The book of Ruth shows Ruth’s kindness to Naomi. When she could have left Naomi, Ruth chose to go with Naomi. She was a comfort and encouragement to her.
Rahab was a harlot. However, she demonstrated a “random act of kindness”, by protecting the Jewish spies sent by Joshua.
The Bible tells us, “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:” (Hebrews 10:24) and “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)
This weekend, would you do a “random act of kindness” for someone. You will be blessed and so will the recipient.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001