As much as I’d love to have some questions answered, I think there is no better time to show practical kindness than now. Firstly, pray for wisdom to do the right thing; “..the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere (James 3: 17). If we heed and ask for such wisdom, it will stir us to intentionally act with compassion that considers the needs of others and not just our own.
When buying supplies at the stores, we will then remember the needs of other elderly seniors and disabled citizens and buy in a sensible ration instead of a panicked frenzy. We will follow the strict guidelines provided by the healthcare system if we are feeling un-well and we will regularly offer prayers for people who are affected by the virus either through telephone or many social channels this digital era has gifted us.
Together in prayers, we could supernaturally fight this pandemic fear that is affecting many people with worries and hopelessness. These simple and practical kindnesses though unseen, elate the human spirit wherever you go; it births seeds of hope and the human will to pay the kindness forward. You could make a change in your sphere of influence and remember that the Lord is your very rewarder in trying times like this.
"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.' Matthew 25:40
- Irene Soon