Random Acts of Kindness

“This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did.” (Acts 9:36 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible.)

Little is known of this woman’s personal background. We do know that she lived among Greeks in the first century city of Joppa located about 40 miles west of Jerusalem. Her Greek name was Dorcas and her Aramic name was Tabitha. Both names are mentioned in the Bible. So much is unknown about her, yet she is known for being full of good works and the charitable deeds that she did.

Unselfish generosity is not a common quality in our world. People are selfish by nature. An unselfish person like Dorcas leaves a lasting impression on those who are recipients of her generosity. She was deeply loved and appreciated for her attribute of kindness.

Paying for a stranger’s coffee is one of those acts of kindness that this world needs to see. Generous gestures; such as opening doors for others is impressive. Helping to carry heavy sacks of groceries for mothers overloaded already is such a blessing. Try finding ways to do random acts of kindness every day.

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for all of the Dorcas’ that have generously given to me. Help me to reciprocate by doing unto others as You would do. May my legacy emulate Dorcas.

Devotion by Kaye Singleton

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