This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: 1 Samuel 16:7 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about how God sees it all.
I had this thought as I was reading in the book of Acts about a Roman officer named Cornelius. Cornelius was a devout man of God, and he led his household in a devout way, too. He gave generously to the poor and to charities, and he worshiped God regularly.
One afternoon, an angel of God appeared before him and said, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have not gone unnoticed.”
To put this in context, Cornelius was a Gentile, so the Jewish leaders and Jewish people of the day considered him impure. In other words, God saw Cornelius as a devout man, but society saw him as impure.
Oftentimes, it’s easier to extend acts of kindness to others under good conditions. Imagine the conditions that Cornelius was living under, particularly how society viewed him, yet he was still able to extend kindness to the underprivileged.
So today, I want to remind you that God sees your acts of kindness, especially those in places where it’s not so easy to be kind.
Just as I am reminding you that your acts of kindness aren’t going unnoticed, let me inspire you to do the same for another and, while doing so, let us cling to these words: “For the Lord sees not as man sees…but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 (ESV)
Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.
So today, let those around you know that their acts of kindness are not going unnoticed.