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  • Writer's pictureJill Jarrell Newsome

The Karma Bus

"My dream job would be driving the karma bus." I saw this and to be honest, I did think it would be fun to drive the karma bus for an hour! But then I would have to be the one riding the bus also and that would not be as fun! Matthew 7: 1-3, "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 'Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?'"

When we are wronged or hurt it does seem like we want retaliation but God expects us to act differently and bring glory to Him. We are undeserving but God continuously shows us grace and mercy. God actually expects us to love those people and the last thing I want to do is like them. 1 Peter 3: 8-11, " Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. For, 'Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech. They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it.'" I can "love" sometimes when it is hard to "like" someone. God encourages us to love one another, be compassionate and humble, and repay evil with a blessing.

We treat Jesus wrong several times a day and he still shows His love to us by repaying us with blessings! First and foremost the blessing of salvation! When we bless those who have wronged us we are reflecting Jesus. We will never regret doing the right thing by showing love because God says love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13: 8, "Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away." Forgiveness is the best revenge!


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