By Max Lucado
Low on Love? discovering it challenging to like? a person on your international is tough to forgive? Is persistence an endangered species? Kindness a forgotten advantage? if that is so, you could have forgotten a step -- a necessary first step. dwelling enjoyed. God loves you. individually. Powerfully. Passionately. Others have promised and failed. yet God has promised and succeeded. He loves you with an unfailing love. And his love -- when you allow it -- can fill you and go away you with a love worthy giving.
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Enough for her. Enough for the crowd. But not enough for him. Jesus wanted to do more than heal her body. He wanted to hear her story—all of it. The whole story. What a kind thing to do. The miracle restored her health. The kindness restored her dignity. And what he did next, the woman never forgot. ’ ‘Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. ’ I’ve been told he never used that word with anyone else. ”1 After she left, I checked. She was right. The kindness of Jesus. We are quick to think of his power, his passion, and his devotion.
I’ve been told he never used that word with anyone else. ”1 After she left, I checked. She was right. The kindness of Jesus. We are quick to think of his power, his passion, and his devotion. But those near him knew and know God comes cloaked in kindness. Kind enough to care about a faux pas. Kind enough to have lunch with a crook. Kind enough to bless a suffering sister. “Love is kind,” writes Paul. Nehemiah agrees: “You are God, ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, abundant in kindness” (Neh.
The answer is found in two words: pecking order. We can thank Norwegian naturalists for the term. They are the ones who studied the barnyard caste system. By counting the number of times chickens give and receive pecks, we can discern a chain of command. The alpha bird does most of the pecking, and the omega bird gets pecked. The rest of the chickens are somewhere in between. That day in the oil field, our alpha bird was the crew chief. Beneath him was a former foreman and beneath the foreman, an illegal immigrant.