Gentleness | The Fruit of The Spirit For Kids

Gentleness | The Fruit of The Spirit For Kids

January 17, 2020 0 By William Hollis


I promise I won’t drop you on your head. Hey guys! It’s me again,
Douglas, and today we’re gonna be talking about gentleness. Yeah. Gentleness is a
fruit of the Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit are
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and
self-control. And the fruit of the Spirit basically means that if you are living
according to the Spirit then you will have these fruit. So if you’re living
according to the Spirit, if you’re living the way God wants you to, and you have
the Holy Spirit living inside of you, then you will be gentle. Now I learned
all about being gentle this weekend because my cousin just had a little baby.
Yeah. And she was so cute. Her name is Abigail. She is adorable. She’s so tiny.
She is so little itty bitty. And she’s got teeny little toes, and teeny teeny
tiny little fingers, and she’s so pretty and quiet. Well I hear she’s not that
quiet at home, but she when she was at my house she was very, very quiet, and very
sleepy, and oh man she was so nice. And my brother and I, we each got to hold
her, yeah. But we had to be very, very careful with the baby. And they taught us
all the things we had to do when we’re holding the baby, like we had to hold her
head up with our hand so that so that her head wouldn’t you
know fall too far because her neck isn’t very strong yet. She’s still just a teeny
tiny little baby. And we had to use our our very quiet voices when she was
sleeping because if we were too loud then she might wake up and cry because
she doesn’t understand anything yet, and so she can get scared really easy.
And in general we had to be very just very careful with her. We had to not, you
know, tug on her hand or anything like that. And we just held her and look at her
and talk to her in a small little voice. And we could hold her. And man it
was so nice, but we had to be gentle, because she is so fragile.
You know, how you treat something or someone really kind of really says a
whole lot about what you think about that person of that thing. You know what
I mean? You know just because something is fragile doesn’t mean you have to be
gentle with it. Like, you know, cotton candy is very, very fragile, but it’s
supposed to be eaten, so I’m not careful with cotton candy at all.
I just eat it all right up. If I’m careful with cotton candy at all, it’s not eating
too much cotton candy. Because you know it’s just cotton candy. It’s just a food.
But Abigail is so precious and so important and I want to take very
good care of her and not hurt her. Being gentle can be about showing
the proper respect to something or someone. Just by being gentle we can show
people that they are important to us and they’re important to God, too. So for
example, with a little baby you can be very gentle with them because little
babies are very precious to God. But even our friends you know there are they’re
big people we can be gentle with them. You know there are times where
you could say something to someone, you know what I’m talking about, maybe you
need to say something to your friend that might be kind of hard to hear? But,
you know, maybe you could have a friend, maybe they’ve got a big old piece of
broccoli in their teeth, and you could be not gentle and be like, “Hey you, you’ve
got a big old piece of broccoli in your teeth!” You know, in front of everybody and
that might embarrass them. Or, you know, the gentle way would be to kind of pull
them off to the side and be like, “You’ve got some broccoli in your teeth.” And you know,
by being gentle you’re showing that they are important and that their
feelings are important to you. If you care about someone, and we should care
about everybody because God loves everyone, then you should be gentle with
them. Now that doesn’t mean you can’t play football. I play football with my
friends sometimes and I tackle them and that’s fine. But if I hurt somebody I’m
gonna go, you know, I’ll try and help him up and ask him if he’s okay. Because I want
to make sure that my words and my actions show other people that they are
valuable. And it’s not even about, you know, showing other people that they are
fragile. No, you don’t have to be like, “Oh no, let me get the door for you because
you can’t get the door for yourself.” No it’s, “Hey, let me get the door for you
because you are a special important person.” So my challenge to you guys today
is that you would be gentle and show people with your actions that they are
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