“I don’t see color,” my husband said to me as he seen me crying in our truck.
I witnessed kindness this past weekend that struck a deep cord in my soul.
A van was broken down and was blocking a lane on a busy road and car after car passed it or went around it.
“That person needs help,” I stated as we stopped behind the van.
My husband pulled into a parking lot and stepped into the busy street. As soon as he did, another person stopped, and they forged a plan to help the person in the van that ran out of gas. Help was coming but the lane needed to be cleared for traffic to flow. The four strangers worked together to push the car out of the road.
God orchestrated a lovely event of kindness to show all who were driving by and to each helping hand.
As I watched and took note of the scene unfurling in front me, my heart swelled with joy.
As we said our goodbyes and departed from one another, a Holy Spirit awareness surged through me.
With a quivering voice and tears cascading down my face, I could barely whisper the words.
“This is what our country needs more of...this kind of kindness.”
“This is how God wants us to treat one another.”
The scene rattled me.
You see, my husband, who is white, teamed up with two Hispanic men to push a young black gentleman’s van out of the road.
Race didn’t matter. It was people helping people.
We should all have that kind of color blind.
We need, “He created us in his own image...” only kinda color.
"So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." Genesis 1:27 NIV
Oh, friends, my heart weighs so heavy under the decay of kindness I hear, read, and see towards one another due to race, religion, or gender.
This is not a political issue; I am not even going there.
This is a heart issue.
Judgement kills kindness.
God made us out of love to love.
It all starts with the heart.
Sister’s, let’s check our hearts before our feet hit the floor each morning.
Say a little prayer of thanksgiving to our Lord in the newness of each day.
It places the lens of kindness in our heart and soul.
I still see that big, beautiful smile of the young man in the van as we waved goodbye...relief filled his face and I pray God's love flooded him too.
Sprinkle kindness on others, sweet ones, every day. It shifts the heart to see people for who they really are. Gods.