David said lovingly and ever so thankfully to God one day, "Your gentleness hath made me great." It was recorded in Psalms 18:35. The magnificent beauty of the Father God's gentleness was one of the great catapulting forces that caused one forgotten and overlooked young man to rise up to be one of the greatest icons of faith ever, since "day one." He had been the recipient of God's healing balm of mercy and gentle kindness that brought forth a supernatural transformation within his heart and soul that made him the very, "man after God's own heart" that He was.
Beaten down humanity just has a way of flourishing like a fragile, delicate rose, when gentleness speaks with a tender voice bathed with understanding. It nourishes the soul. It gives life, restoring dignity. It speaks with a voice that resounds loud and clear, the one spoken to is valuable, special and worthy of the most tender and careful cherishing. That is the language of Love Himself, this one historical planet shaker, Jesus, who came describing Himself as "I am gentle …calling weary humanity to Himself.
Gentle words are soft and loving words, never harsh, intimidating, demanding or controlling. Gentle words would not be gentle words if they were shouted words loudly spoken to make sure you heard. Gentle words are words wrapped in patient forbearance that doesn't carry unrealistic expectations of change that most often does not come overnight.
"I am gentle, meek and lowly," are words Jesus chose to describe Himself. That is certainly something to ponder prayerfully, as we purpose to follow Jesus in our passionate pursuit to be more like Him.
Rather, beauty is something internal that can’t be destroyed. Beauty expresses itself in a gentle and quiet attitude which God considers precious, (I Peter 3:4).
Gentleness is surely a rare and beautiful thing. Not so well commended in the eyes of men, climbing the ladder of success, power, wealth and influence. Not a hot topic for Christian conventions to gather big crowds, nevertheless, the word "gentle" was at the top of the list of adjectives Jesus deemed important to mention as He described Himself. Might it have been because gentleness is the attribute that contains within, the power to make men great?