Genesis 1:27 (NKJV) So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
A recent study at the Yale University Infant Condition Center reminds us that we are created to show and receive kindness. In that study, researchers had babies—ranging in age from six to ten months—watch a wooden toy try to climb to the top of a roller-coaster incline. As the toy climbed, some toys came along to help it over the top, while others came along to push it back down. Then the babies were given the chance to play with any of the toys. Almost every child chose the toys that had helped!
We are created in the image of a kind God. That means we are drawn to kindness—and even search for it—from the time we are very young. We never lose our need for kindness, but as adults we sometimes value ambition and prestige more. Particularly in the business world, it can be easy to forget that our minds and emotions were made to respond to kindness, not harshness.
When we act kindly toward others, they will be drawn to us and to God. That’s why being kind is so energizing. When we are kind, we are acting as we were created to act in the image of God! Today’s devotion was provided for me from a special sister and friend Melinda Jimenez!!
Prayer: Dear God, I want to choose every day to act and speak in the way you created me to, please let your will be done in the lives of my sisters and brothers reading this Word today in Jesus name Amen, Amen!