Fresh Hope – Day 97

I was in a greeting card shop a few days ago and I heard a very sad conversation between 2 Moms… The one Mom was telling her friend that her daughter was now 9 and she’d still never received a Mother’s Day card, because her husband ‘didn’t do Mother’s Day’. I felt very sorry for that lady and the daughter, who were missing out because of a very unthoughtful husband.

Often, we can shelve being thoughtful, in favour of being too busy or having an ‘I can’t be bothered’ mentality.

Before you think like that, think about the receiver, and how much being thoughtful will bless them. It says to the receiver, ‘you are thought highly of’ and it says about the giver, ‘this person has been thoughtful.’

This isn’t a Mother’s Day message, it should be part of our everyday lives. Being thoughtful and kind is a culture that we need to do our best to support. The tide of being unthoughtful and unkind needs to turn.

Jesus himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Give some kindness, sow some thoughtfulness.

If right now, you have no-one acting that way towards you, go ahead and sow some yourself, it’s amazing what will come back.

Pastor Gillian

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