Kindness attracts a crowd. I am not talking about “Kindness Stories” being featured on the local news showcasing random acts of kindness. Those are great, but I am referring to a much more meaningful crowd that is attracted by kindness, a huge crowd of divine characteristics quickly surround genuine kindness. Tenderheartedness, forgiveness, mercy, joy, peace and many more immediately begin appearing as kindness prevails. One godly act breeds another, and so on it goes. Kindness should not be random at all; it should be central to our approach toward others at all times. God is kind beyond description and so should we be as His offspring. Lord God, You are kind beyond measure, help me be like You. May kindness be the centerpiece of Your work through me.
“Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd,” Exodus 23:2NIV. Geese fly in formation so they can draft off each other to make flying easier. People do the same. We have a natural tendency to simply follow the herd; it is easier to go with the flow of whatever is popular, faddish or commonly admired. The steep price of a drift-along-lifestyle is the failure to find your divinely created purpose. We are carefully knitted together by the Creator for His specific calling for each of us. We can never rise to God’s best by going along with the crowd. I must continually find that sweet spot of being WITH the crowd but not OF the crowd. Lord, protect me from wandering aimlessly and help me keep my pace in cadence with Yours. Teach me to be comfortable in the gaggle but to be willing to fly at the front of the formation.