Tiny Tidbits of Charity

Life is rich with tiny tidbits of charity.  Charity in the true sense of the word.  Not a contribution that is offered out of necessity and received in the bitterness of desperate want, but the sharing of a present beneath ribbon and bow and wrapped by caring hands in the bright colors of a yearning desire to see a friend carefully unseal the paper, open the box, and gleam with a warm stimulating happiness that lingers in the joy that resides in good company.  

I am reminded this week that kind hearted people are silently gifting small acts of grace without much notice and no publicity or acclamation and we are left feeling cared for by their handiwork.  Their efforts accumulate into the grandest of gestures often tabulated only after they are gathered to their people in paradise.  Their time was given to parceling out tiny bits of themselves for others but over a lifetime a mountain of parcels have been posted to homes all across the map.  My hope is to be remembered by a pool of caring packages containing tiny tidbits of charity. 

Colossians 3:12–17 (NASB95): So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love (charity), which is the perfect bond of unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

Stephen Williams

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