Posted by: peebles | October 6, 2011

1 Thessalonians 5:15 (NIV) ~ Always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.

The Blind side is an Oscar nominated 2009 film, based on a book written by Michael Lewis. It is the story of a man called Michael Oher, played by Quinton Aaron, it is also staring Sandra Bullock, who plays Leigh Anne Tuohy. The film is the true story of Michael Oher, who is a homeless and traumatized boy, who, with the help of a caring woman and her family, went onto become an all-American football player and was drafted to play in the NFL.

Michael Oher is an African American, while Leigh Anne Tuohy is from a well-to-do white family. However, the colour of their skin and their social backgrounds do not stop them from becoming friends and eventually, the Tuohy family adopting Michael as one of their family. This film has a great feel-good factor about it. It is a movie with a strong anthem, “One act of kindness changed a life.”

One act of kindness changed a life.

What a beautiful message of hope in a troubled world.

The great act of kindness and love demonstrated by God for you was when Jesus Christ died on the cross so you may have life in Him. The Bible says in Ephesians 1:5 (NIV), “…adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ.” We are accepted in Him as part of His family. God calls every one of us to be winners in life, to be soul winners and people who will find a way to show great acts of kindness in Jesus’ name; acts of kindness that reach out and cross ethnic backgrounds, that will cross the colour of your skin and your social upbringing, and to love more than necessary with acts of kindness that change lives.

My friend, let us be encouraged by our text for today in 1 Thessalonians 5:15 (NIV), “Always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.” For one act of kindness can change a life.

God bless you my friend, Matthew.


  1. God’s mercy is everlasting, for those who show kindness and do good always recieve their reward in one way or another. thank Matthew for helping me reflect upon this topic.

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