• Todd Horton

Chanukah 2021 - Day 4 "Kindness"


The Fruit of Kindness


Kindness - the quality or state of being kind, treating people with kindness and respect; a kind deed : FAVOR


When you think of kindness, what memories or experiences have you had in reference to kindness?


When was the last time you did something kind for yourself? This could be something as simple as going out for a cup of tea or coffee and reflecting on your relationship with the Father.


Opening the door for someone, asking if they need help, or a smile are ways to show kindness. When you take someone out for lunch and spend time together, is an act of kindness. The following statement, "We move people from darkness to LIGHT and then on into the ever-increasing intensity of Bright.", has reflected my heart over the years.


Once we understand that we are a light, we can extend that light brighter to those around us.


Light has an impact on things around it. It makes it possible to see when it is dark. Let your light shine to others illuminating the way, truth, and life.


Jesus said to the people, You are the light to the world. Not only is Jesus the light of the world, he empowered you to become a light to the world and give you direction.

As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” Having said these things, he spit on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man's eyes with the mud and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing." - John 9:5-7

The timing of the miracle of the blind man from birth in John 9 takes place during Chanukah. This makes a lot of sense when you see Jesus himself declared to be the light of the world in John 9:5-7. Through Jesus's act of kindness the blind man could finally see the light.


Even though the blind man did not recognize Jesus at first, later he realized that Jesus was the Light to the world. The miracle of the blind man brings us a deeper understanding of the miracle we have in the Messiah and his kindness. This reflects the Father's heart.


Today be kind to yourself and then let kindness overflow to others around you. Let God's love light joy, peace, patience, and this evening kindness in your heart.


Happy Chanukah,

Todd


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