By: Steve Negley

Posted: April 13, 2018

Category: Daily Devotional

As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:12-17

The empty tomb of Easter reminds all of us about the new life that God has offered us in Jesus Christ.

As we prepare for living today, we should clothe ourselves with kindness.

One on-line dictionary renders this definition of kindness:

  • the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
    synonyms: kindliness, kind-heartedness, warm-heartedness, tender-heartedness, goodwill, affectionateness, affection, warmth, gentleness, tenderness, concern, care and more
  • a kind act. “it is a kindness I shall never forget”
    synonyms: kind act, good deed, act of kindness, good turn, favor, act of assistance, service, help, aid and more.

Can I act in such a way today so that another person experiences kindness? I hope so.


God, let my actions be a demonstration to someone else of just a small amount of the kindness You have shown me in Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, in whose name I pray. Amen.