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“So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who belong to the family of faith” (Galatians 6:10, New English Translation). November 13 of each year is celebrated as World Kindness Day. Although it has “world” in the title, only certain countries recognize it and there’s no particular way in which it is celebrated. Perhaps that’s because there are so many ways to show kindness. The holiday season, now approaching, seems to elicit feelings of kindness and generosity in many people, but I don’t believe it can be confined to just…

“Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.”Psalm 51:1 The light turned green. I eagerly started to drive. And, I drove right into the bumper of the man in front of me. The man bolted out of his car with his arms flailing in the air. Mad. Upset. Shocked. Well, who wouldn’t be? He analyzed his car and found two hexagon shaped indents on his bumper (from my license plate screws). I stood speechless. He looked at me and said, “You need to be more careful,…

“Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the loving kindness of the Lord” (Psalm 107:43 in the King James Version of the Bible).

After reading this in my Bible, I reread it in the Message version, “If you are really wise, you’ll think this over—it’s time you appreciated God’s deep love.” This is Thanksgiving month; a month set aside to count our blessings. It’s time we wise up to God’s loving-kindness to us and show our appreciation by worshiping Him more.

Prayer: Every day this month I will sing with the songwriter, “Thank You Lord for saving my soul. Thank You Lord for making me whole. Thank You Lord for giving to me; Thy great salvation, so rich and so free.” In Jesus’ Name. Amen!

Devotion by: Kaye Singleton