REACHING OUT TO A
PERSON THROUGH kindness
Kindness is a door into the heart of mankind.
People love human kindness stories. God placed His own
heart of lovingkindness inside of mankind and people feel
close to Him when they are kind or hear human kindness
stories. Lovingkindness reels people in like a fish where
suddenly our hearts are open and we have the ability to
Scripture tells us that God is lovingkindness.
Psalm 36:7 How excellent is your
God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the
shadow of your wings.
Psalm 40:11 Withhold not you your tender mercies from me, O
LORD: let your
lovingkindness and your truth continually preserve
Psalm 63:3 Because your
lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall
Hosea 2:19 And I will betroth you unto me forever; yea, I
will betroth you unto me in righteousness, and in justice,
and in lovingkindness,
and in mercies.
Ps 17:7; Ps 26:3; Ps 36:7,10; Ps 40:10-11; Ps 42:8; Ps 48:9;
Ps 51:1; Ps 63:3; Ps 69:16; Ps 88:11; Ps 89:33; Ps 92:2; Ps
103:4; Ps 107:43; Ps 119:88,149,159; Ps 138:2; Ps 143:8; Jer
9:24; Jer 16:5; Jer 31:3; Jer 32:18; Ho 2:19
Lovingkindness captures hearts with tenderness, mercy,
forgiveness, compassion, and other things depending upon the
While I was preparing for this class, my sister in law asked
me about it. We were sitting at a picnic table eating
lunch. I told her that I was working on the lesson about
“Reaching People Through Kindness.” Immediately I heard
someone gasp at the table next to us. She exclaimed quite
loudly: “Reaching people through kindness!!” I turned my
head and smiled graciously. I said, “Yes! Did you need
some kindness today?” Her eyes filled with tears and she
said, “Thank you I have received my kindness.” Her eyes
filled with tears as she looked away. I knew it was not
appropriate to pry and whatever was going on was very
private to her. Then her son came over with their lunch.
I marveled at this. I knew, knew, knew that God had touched
her in a very real, genuine way straight into her heart. It
was through my one sentence and I had NO idea what it was
about! However I received this as a confirmation that I was
on His right track for these lessons as I had asked Him to
give me confirmations.
EXAMPLES OF HUMAN KINDNESS STORIES
I saw this on facebook and it really touched my heart. I
had been earnestly praying over the safety of the Republican
convention and the police. I know each policeman had to come
to their own sense of courage to face getting through that
week and beyond.
This one really touched my heart! God bless these people
and God bless our police! Lord we ask that lawlessness and
violence be pushed back. We thank You for sending Your
children as peacemakers into the earth in Jesus Name.
Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall
be called the children of God.
Here is another one I found on Facebook: In February prior
to graduation, a senior art student started drawing 411
charcoal portraits every single day. The portraits were his
surprise gifts to all graduating seniors. Finally when he
completed the project he woke early one day and hung all the
pictures himself to surprise the class. When asked how the
students responded, he said, “With a whole lot of tears!”
Sometimes kindness is giving honor to people. I was really
touched when I read the story about the marine who stands at
attention for 3 hours during the Rolling Thunder parades in
Washington DC. This year he had a broken wrist and was in a
lot of pain. His grandma was along the sidelines and
refused to sit down until he was done.
I was later touched even more when I found out that the
Rolling Thunder bikers were made up of military veterans who
love biking and love vets. The day before Memorial day,
they ride through Washington DC and give honor to those
missing in action and prisoners of war. This group of vet
bikers go about doing good works for military families in
They arrived at the Republican party convention and said
they were prepared if needed to stand shoulder to shoulder
and be a wall of human flesh between the police and the
demonstrators if needed! That brought tears to my eyes to
see such bravery willing to stand in the gap with their own
lives as risk in order to protect the police.