How a simple act of love made the headlines

Several years ago, a week before Christmas, a Somali refugee family in the Netherlands was attacked by racists who threw heavy fireworks at their rental house.

The attackers left a nasty note with a picture of right-wing politician Geert Wilders and a threat: ‘White is better! Own people first! Foreigners need to move out! This is only the beginning!’ Of course the refugee family was scared to death.

A young Christian pastor who heard about the attack was provoked by this injustice.

He put out a message on social media asking people to show this family their love and support by sending them flowers. Within days the refugee family received so many flowers from all over the nation that their whole house was surrounded. One of the flowers had this little note: “Most people are good. Unfortunately not everyone. But we will always be the majority. We hope that you and your children will always stay with us! We need you!’

The refugee family was deeply moved by all the positive support. National newspaper de Volkskrant made it the frontpage’s opening headline: ‘First firebombs, then flowers’. It only takes a small act of kindness to make a big difference for someone.

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  1. Jay on 22/12/2020 at 11:44 AM

    Wow. Indeed, it only takes a small act of kindness…

  2. Dyreatha Hill on 22/12/2020 at 12:23 PM

    God is good all the time. Thank You Father for divine interventions and divine connections.

  3. Yolanda Deese on 22/12/2020 at 12:33 PM

    To God Be the Glory!!!

  4. Valerie a Arnett on 22/12/2020 at 12:36 PM

    Out of ashes came beauty! A powerful story of faithful pastor and a reminder of hope and grace extended by God’s children.


  5. Joyce Bradley on 22/12/2020 at 12:56 PM

    God will take care of his children but you know that we all are God’s children he love us all the same no one is different in his eyes are heart we should love one another that’s what our Heavenly Father wants Amen and Thank You Jesus Amen smile because God loves you amen and Remember that know body love you guys more than God do stay blessed everyone amen and thank you Jesus amen

  6. John on 22/12/2020 at 4:19 PM

    Amen! What a revelation.

    • Alvita B on 22/12/2020 at 9:36 PM

      In the end Love conquers all…. God Bless his children in Jesus name Amen.

    • Moeketsi on 23/12/2020 at 3:49 AM

      Just only an act of kindness is required that’s enough and I was reminded of a verse saying, do unto others what you want them to do unto you…Wow to God be the glory. 🙌🙌

  7. Lavinia on 23/12/2020 at 1:17 AM

    Thankyou Jesus for your love.God loves every one. Thankyou Jesus Amen

  8. Sylvia on 23/12/2020 at 1:12 PM

    Love is stronger than any other thing. And the divine love of God is able to change the hardest hearts.

  9. Pikura on 04/01/2021 at 8:19 PM

    Acts like this are far in between. If we could just pause and think of how if the shoe was on the other foot then? A simple act like a smile even at someone can do wonders to their day. So keep smiling. Thank you Jesus forever to GOD be the Glory. Amen

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