I hate / love to watch Extreme Makeover: Home Improvement Edition. Hate that I get so emotional about seeing people do incredible acts of kindness and generosity for those in need. Love that it appears that acts of kindness and generosity seem to be indelible marks that God has placed in every heart. Christians in no way have the corner on doing good things for other people. In fact, sometimes our motives are questioned when we do because we are seen trying to proselytize instead of genuinely caring for others. Just as the mountain ranges point toward God’s creative power, acts of kindness point toward God’s mercy and love for us. Let us this day see God in the acts of kindness all around us. Let us this day show God’s love for people around us. Let us this day give as good as we have gotten. Amen.
Published by Todd Nelson
I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past twelve years. My wife Susan and I have three children: Madelyn, Marshall and Melisa. When we aren't attending a ballet or ballgame somewhere, you can find us...oh who am I kidding... this season of life always finds us at a ballgame (Marshall and Melisa) or a ballet (somewhat less now that Madelyn is living in Anapolis, MD.). The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts. View all posts by Todd Nelson