The Christian Public Servant – “show someone the kindness of God”

September 29, 2017 – Friday

2 Samuel 9:3(b) [KJV] And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him?

One day a brother talked to me about a correctional officer facing a big challenge in his life. His wife needed an operation, which would mean he would have to take care of her. He was worried about how he could do both – take care of his wife and be at work.

The brother and I went to the officer and told him we would be praying for him and his wife. We would be praying that the Lord would find some way to take care of his wife and for him to keep working. We told him that his fears are now with God, and he should not worry. Everything will work out.

Well, that officer’s face went from showing anxiety and fear to reflecting peace and joy. Knowing two men on Death Row would pray for him, and his wife, helped him put things into perspective. He and his wife would survive, and the Lord will take care of both – just as He takes care of my brother and me. Yes, he started reflecting peace and joy on his face.

Today at work, go out of your way to show someone the kindness of God. A coworker? Your boss? Someone you serve? Someone on the street on the way to or from work? Don’t worry, God will lead them to you – just as He led that correctional officer to two condemned men.

When you show someone the kindness of God, you feel His kindness in return. And you will be blessed!

Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray. Open and clear my spiritual heart, eyes, and ears today so I can be bold to show Your kindness and build up peace and joy! Amen.

Jimmy Davis, Jr.
Z-557 Unit N-10
Death Row
Holman Correctional Facility
Alabama Department of Corrections
Atmore, Alabama USA

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