Devotions from Judy’s heart

In Eph 4:32 it says, “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”  That is often easier to quote than to practice, even for little ones.  While at Lily’s game, our grandson Grant was playing and accidently hit a little red headed girl with a stone he was throwing into the culvert. The girl’s daddy held her and moved her to a little chair and gave her a snack.  Grant didn’t try to defend himself but immediately went over to the little girl and bent down to look into her eyes and asked if she was alright. He stayed around to make sure she was okay and was so sweet. Don’t we have a lot to learn from this example? Because we are human we hurt others even when we don’t mean to. Rather than rationalizing or defending ourselves, how much better to just go to the other person and ask them to forgive us and show that we care.  It’s not about who is right and who is wrong but rather about who is expressing Christ’s love. Let us be tenderhearted and kind, and quick to forgive.