Acts of Kindness Multiplied
A few weeks ago I made one quick phone call to a friend in Dallas that I’ve never met in person. But I know her. I know her heart because we communicate online and by phone. Day in, day out – Eryn lives to serve Jesus.
The phone call was prompted by Sundi Jo, another Jesus loving, Jesus serving friend. She was very concerned about Rebekah, a 19 year old young woman traveling back to Branson by bus. The problem was she was going to spend way too many hours at the Dallas bus depot by herself and travel by herself. Rebekah’s nickname is Shorty because she’s small enough to pass as a 12 year old. Sundi Jo asked me to pray for Shorty.
Within a few minutes of hearing Shorty’s situation, Eryn was eager to help. She made several phone calls to friends in the area and before the night was over Shorty had new friends calling, praying, visiting her at the bus station, and bringing her food.
Along her journey, Shorty had several opportunities to shine the light of Jesus into the lives of other travelers and employees of the bus system. I asked her to share her experience with you because it is such an inspiration to take time to do the small things for others.
I learned so much in this experience. God confirmed to me that:
- Praying and then doing what I can to help someone. One phone call costs me less than 5 minutes of my time.
- Inviting others to help shares the blessing. Eryn was in tears over what she witnessed God doing for Shorty.
- The ripple effects of one act of kindness are greater than I ever imaged.
- The Spirit of Jesus is a powerful force of comfort, provision, and shelter that is delivered through His people.
I hope you are as inspired as I am. I would love to hear how God has multiplied an act of kindness you gave or received. Share in the comments below.
About Jennifer O. White
I'm a simple wife who has discovered God's amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you've ever imaged.