If you pay careful attention while reading your Bible, you may ask yourself why Christ performed so many miracles. Why did He say certain words? Why didn’t He say what you thought He would? Only one reason, He knew best.
When reflecting on the Lord’s actions, He helped others but not himself. Therefore, it was not advantageous to heal lepers or raise the dead.
Our Lord didn’t use his authority as God’s son for personal gain. An example would be—he rejected the people’s wishes to make him king (John 6:15). Jesus didn’t use his deity to carry his cross. Instead, Simon of Cyrene bore the Lord’s cross (Matthew 27:32). Our Lord could have stopped the soldier’s hand in midair from driving spikes through his hand, but Jesus didn’t. Likewise, he could have refused to pay for my sins, but he didn’t. And I will be eternally grateful for his kindness. And so will you.
Christ’s example of unselfishness can be our example. What can we do to show kindness to others? Open the door for someone. Rake leaves for a neighbor. Help someone find something they lost. Go grocery shopping for an elderly neighbor. Visit a friend. The opportunities are endless. The only thing it will cost you is time. Time is the most priceless thing you possess. It’s something that you can give without expecting anything in return .
Christ lived one life on earth in his thirty-plus years; he had you in mind. You needed an example, a good one. He gave you that.
Someone you meet today may need their faith in humanity restored. Would you, do it? It will cost you. Your time to be kind is what they need.
The choice is yours.