Daily Devotional for March 30, 2021

My all-time, favorite thing in the world is performing an infant baptism.  There is something about the act of a young couple allowing me to take their most precious possession in my arms and marking that child as belonging to God; that is a truly sacred event.  There are no words to describe the beauty of that moment.

Knowing how much I like doing infant baptisms, last week, Allison and Andrew welcomed Jackson into the world.  I thought this was an incredibly nice thing to do.  I am extremely appreciative.  But they are not alone.

We have other young couples who know how much I enjoy conducting infant baptisms.  They are making sure I get to do a lot of them.  Again, I am incredibly grateful.

While you may not have a narcissistic pastor, who thinks the whole world revolves around him and is happiest when baptizing a little one, more than likely there is something you can do to make someone’s day.   The good news is you don’t have to become pregnant, give birth, or raise a child for the next eighteen years.

Even small gestures of kindness can make a big difference.  This is exactly what God expects us to do.

In a world where people are primarily viewed as credit card numbers, potential customers, social security numbers, voters, or a demographic in a zip code, our acts of kindness show we see them as precious, individual creations of God.   They matter in our eyes.

So today, be intentional about doing a good deed for someone else.  And while you may think bringing another human being into the world is an extravagant gesture of kindness; a courteous word, a pat on the back, or a smile can be just as important.  Never underestimate small things.

Paul said, “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”  (Ephesians 4:32)

Being kind and making a difference is what we do.  It’s a good job.

Prayer:  Dear Gracious Heavenly God, help me be kind and caring.  Use me to make a difference.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

Today, be intentional about doing something kind for someone else.  It matters.

Soon Tara, Lindsey, and Allison, will be bringing three more little people into the world.  That means three more baptisms.  I am very appreciative.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.
Tom Robbins