“Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?”
It’s Day 6 of our 25 Days of Christmas Kindness series, which is a part of our Focus on Your Family: Family Bible Study.
After Peter asked the question in the scripture above, Jesus told His disciples a story to explain why He commands us to forgive others and show mercy. In his story, a king forgave his servant of a huge amount of debt, that he could not pay back. When the servant was forgiven, he went on his way and was ungrateful for the mercy he was shown. His fellow servant owed him money and instead of showing mercy as the king did for him, he had him thrown in prison until he could pay him back. In the end, the servant of the king paid for his hypocrisy.
In Matthew 5:7, Jesus says, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” We could never afford to pay for our sins. Our bill was too high, and we were hopeless. Then Jesus came and carried our sins to the cross so that those who believe in Him would be innocent before God and accepted into the kingdom of heaven.
Today’s act of Christmas Kindness is:
When you’re checking out at the store, allow the person behind you to go ahead of you in line. Yes, even at Costco and Sam’s Club!
Don’t be discouraged if you miss a day, or change it up a bit to suit your family. These acts are made to extend far beyond Christmas. Invite friends and extended family members to join in. Have fun and ENJOY! It’s Christmas time!
Let everyone know how it went in the comments below.
Did you miss the other 25 Days of Christmas kindness? Find them all below. These awesome acts can be done beyound Christmas as we show and demonstrate Gods love to others!
This is Day 25 of our Christmas kindness Series. Join us as we focus on Philippians 2:8-10 and do an act of kindness!
This is Day 24 of our Christmas kindness Series. Join us as we focus on John 1:29 and do an act of kindness!
This is Day 23 of our Christmas kindness Series. Join us as we focus on Galatians 4:4-5 and do an act of kindness!
It’s officially 2 days till Christmas! This is Day 22 of our Christmas kindness Series. Join us as we focus on John 1:9-10 and do an act of kindness!