Random Acts of Kindness

Originally published Wednesday, 13 February 2013.


Genesis 24:18-21 (MSG)

“She [Rebekah] said, “Certainly, drink!” And she held the jug so that he could drink. When he had satisfied his thirst she said, “I’ll get water for your camels, too, until they’ve drunk their fill.” She promptly emptied her jug into the trough and ran back to the well to fill it, and she kept at it until she had watered all the camels.

The man watched, silent. Was this God’s answer? Had God made his trip a success or not?”

Turned out it was. Abraham’s servant was on a mission to find Isaac, his master’s son, a wife. He was depending on God to show him the right woman and prayed for a sign.

What if the very answer you are waiting on is hinging on someone lowering their jug?

What if the very blessing someone is waiting for hinges upon you lowering yours?

Random acts of kindness. That’s what we call them today. However, it’s really not that random at all. It’s actually biblical.

Rebekah lowered her jug. She wasn’t looking for a husband; she was living a life that showed love and kindness. She was following God by being a servant.

Little did she know that her obedience was an answer to someone elses's prayer and a lmissing ink to the very promise of God.

When is the last time you lowered your jug?

It’s a simple concept that we so often miss. Live the life of a servant. Always looking, waiting and willing to bless someone else, inconvenience ourselves and even go beyond what we’ve been asked to do.

How will you lower jug today?