Small Kindnesses
welcome to today's encouragement from our daily bread our reading titled small kindnesses was written by Alison Kita
 Amanda works at a visiting nurse who rotates among several nursing homes often bringing her eleven-year-old daughter Ruby to work for something to do really begin asking residents if you could have any three things what would you want and recording their answers in her notebook surprisingly many of their wishes were for little things Vienna sausages chocolate pie cheese avocados so Ruby set up a GoFundMe to help her provide for their simple wishes and when she delivers the goodies she Doles out hugs she says it lets you get really does
 when we shall compassion and kindness like rubies we reflect Our God who is gracious and compassionate and rich in love that's why in Colossians 3 the Apostle Paul urged us as God's people to clothe ourselves with compassion kindness humility and gentleness and patience because God has shown great compassion to us we naturally long to share his compassion with others and as we do so intentionally we clothe ourselves in it Paul goes on to tell us over all these virtues put on love which binds them all together in perfect unity and he reminds us that we are to do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus remembering that all good things come from God
 when we are kind to others are spirits are lifted
 today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading is from Colossians chapter 3 verses 12 through 17
 therefore as God's chosen people holy and dearly loved clothe yourselves with compassion kindness humility gentleness and patience bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone forgive as the Lord forgave you and over all these virtues put on love which binds them all together in perfect Unity Let the Peace of Christ rule in your hearts since as members of one body you were called to peace and be thankful let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms hymns and songs from the spirit singing to God with gratitude in your heart
 and whatever you do whether in word or deed do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God the Father through him
 let's pray
 do Jesus we thank you for showing us overflowing unlimited kindness help us to find joy in doing kind acts for others thank you Lord It's in Jesus name we pray amen
 thanks for listening today my name is Rochelle Troutman today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries