The Power of Kindness

The Power of Kindness

Last week, I had to have a brain MRI. I have had many and I despise them. They harness your head and tell you to not move. Then they slip you into a tube and for almost an hour, it’s like someone is jack hammering around your head. It’s so loud that it’s hard to pray or sing a song in one’s head. It’s something I just have to endure.

This past one, I had a wonderful tech who gave me my MRI. She was in her early forties and was so gentle when putting in my IV. Every word she said was kind and it made the entire experience so much easier for me to handle. While she was putting in my IV, we had a discussion. She told me she was exhausted when she got home every night. She has low thyroid function and so do I, therefore, we discussed that a bit. Everything about her was kind.

My MRI was at the end of the day since they had to reschedule my earlier appointment since it was an extremely busy day for them. As I was sitting up, she told me that I was by far her most enjoyable patient because I was so kind. Her kindness had affected me positively and my kindness had affected her in the same way. Kindness is powerful.

The kindness of a wife towards her husband is powerful. The kindness of a mother towards her children is powerful. The kindness towards friends, neighbors, and strangers is powerful. One of the first words that describe love in God’s Word is being kind. When you are kind to others, you are loving them.

Teach and train your children to be kind. It’s a wonderful gift that you give them. As wickedness abounds, kindness will wither away as we are seeing in our culture. As God’s people, this should never be said about us. Let us be known for our kindness.

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Ephesians 4:32

7 thoughts on “The Power of Kindness

  1. What a wonderful reminder. “Love is kind”, “speak the truth in love” etc. are what we as Christians are to do.

  2. Lori, my thoughts and prayers are with you.?My Beloved had too have an MRI on Saturday, it was not nice for him either!?We get his results hopefully on Friday or early next week!? Needless to say we are believing God for a good result.?
    When will you know your next step in this journey????

  3. It does make such a difference, doesn’t it? It’s especially nice in a stressful situation. Glad you got a gem.

  4. Beautiful story. I have realized that I don’t deal with medical issues ss well as I would like. I served almost 22 years in the military, so it isn’t that I don’t know how to face uncertainty. However, there have been some amazing nurses that have seen me through. Likewise, my wife of nearly 30 years has been by my side, encouraging me in every aspect of life. I am in my early 50s and completing a second masters, and she is the one who encourages me to continue when I want to quit. She also encourages me in my walk with Jesus, which makes a tremendous impact. I thank God for my wife and her kind words.

  5. Quote: Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world , no matter what you look like.

    Quote: No act of kindness , no matter how small is ever wasted.

    Quote: Kind words can be short and easy to speak , but their echoes are truly endless.

  6. Thank you for your comment, Chris. I enjoy reading how you treasure your wife. She sounds like a wonderful woman.

  7. Oh Lori, I pray you have a full recovery again. You are a wonderful, Godly woman. This post is a wonderful reminder. I am not feeling kind towards people promoting such evil and ugliness in our country and blaming others. I think daily that I need to unfriend some of these sources of stress. I remain quiet but also sad.

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