He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.
When I am kind or if I extend grace, it’s comes out of some reserve in my heart. It’s invisible currency that I just share. I don’t know how it got in there; it’s just there, and so I give it out when an occasion calls for it. It doesn’t physically cost me anything to disperse it. If I have been kind to someone, I still sleep in my own bed at night, eat food and wear clothes the next day. I have never been kind to the point of personal discomfort or peril, and I have had some extremely kind moments in my time – just sayin’...
Jesus lives inside zero boundaries. His sacrificial love was literally a sacrifice. He didn’t spare any bit of his life out of kindness toward me. Wow! Cynics would say that it wasn’t much of a sacrifice since Jesus knew after he gave his life that he would take it back up again (see John 10:18). But this actually just shows that because God doesn’t live within boundaries, he freely replaces what gets used up. Therefore, I am free to live without boundaries too and exercise huge amounts of love, grace and kindness to others regardless of personal discomfort or personal pride. The resurrection of Jesus proves that God can, does and will absolutely replace it all!
We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? (1 John 3:16-17)
Thank you for your infinite buckets of grace and kindness that you freely share and also make available to all who love and trust you. Help me to be generous in kindness and mercy and to not have limits because you certainly don’t have any on me. Thank you for your Son, Jesus, in whose name I pray, amen.