Monday's Message of Hope

The Kindness of God!
Monday, May 2, 2022 by Penelope Kaye

Hello, dear friend

In the crazy world we live and walk breathe in, it’s easy to forget it’s the kindness of God that leads people to repentance. (see Romans 2:4) Especially when we see such vile, wicked actions against so many innocent victims. But the heart of our Lord remains the same—saving the lost.

With these thoughts in mind, I wanted to share a poem I wrote a while back called “When The Stranger Met Kindness.” It really portrays the relentlessness of our God towards one busy, distracted soul and how a life is changed.

When The Stranger Met Kindness*

The Stranger met Kindness on an ordinary day,

Nothing exceptional to note, not even weather for complaints.

 

The Stranger tried to move past; he didn’t have the time

Nor the inclination to tarry awhile.

 

Yet Kindness stood firm, didn’t walk away;

He seemed oddly insistent on having his way.

 

The Stranger stood glaring; he had things to do,

Impatient to proceed into a busy, waiting day.

 

Still, Kindness persisted; the seconds, then minutes

Mattered naught to him—he stood resolute.

 

The Stranger took a breath and another and another;

His chest puffed out, and he began to bluster.

 

Yet Kindness didn’t move, didn’t fret, didn’t grumble.

Not one iota disturbed him, not one caused distress.

 

The Stranger raged with fury, frustration, and ire

’Til anger was spent and shoulders slumped down.

 

Kindness stepped forward then; The Stranger stepped back,

And on the sidewalk began a dance of two hearts.

 

The first disjointed movements appeared awkward at best;

Yet, both were oblivious to any clumsy attempts.

 

And then it happened—that single slip in time

When destinies meet and souls collide.

 

Kindness pressed in; The Stranger opened up;

Two hearts knit together, a new nature came forth.

 

Indescribable warmth flooded through The Stranger,

An insatiable urge to share Kindness with another.

 

He looked across the street and, in front of an office

Stood a solitary figure on this not so ordinary day.

 

Now determined to impart Kindness from his heart,

The Stranger peered closer, familiarity swirling about.

 

He walked with purpose, not breaking stride,

Until he stood facing a stranger that looked strangely like him.

 

Out of his belly, his new nature spilled forth,

For the kindness in him could not, most adamantly would not, be contained.

 

To end this tale The Stranger refused;

He insisted that Kindness carry on his quest—

 

To change friends and families and cities and nations

One stranger at a time when destinies and souls collide.

 

*©2020 Penelope Kaye. Used with permission.

 

Below are some questions to reflect and/or journal. Feel free to share your thoughts—I would love to hear from you.

  • Have you experienced the relentlessness of God?
  • Have you encountered the kindness of God that led to a change in your own life?
  • How will this impact your spiritual walk?

Have a week filled with the Kindness of God!

Penelope Kaye

 

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Linaya L Leaf From Billings At 5/3/2022 1:53:31 PM

What a difference moments of kindness (and persistence in kindness) can make - thank you for reminding me and thank you for your meaningful poem! Smiles, Hugs, Love, Linaya (Jesus is our forever good example of never giving up on sharing love)!

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Linaya. Thank you for your kind words. You far above demonstrate the kindness of God on a daily basis. Blessings, Penelope Kaye

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