There have been moments of great generosity in my life.
- My brother buying lunch nearly every day my sophomore year.
- A good man taught me to fly fish and gave me my first fly rod.
- My Grandmother sent me money for my birthday.
- Friends who helped support me through preaching school.
- A four-year-old who shared his grilled cheese sandwich with me.
There are other examples of great generosity and some of them include greater amounts of money. But the generous heart can’t always be measured by monetary value. What’s the value of half a grilled cheese sandwich?
It’s More Blessed to Give
It’s recorded that Jesus said, “It’s more blessed to give than to receive.” Is it? What is the blessing? Will more money come back than what I give? Will the blessing be a warm feeling for having done something good? Will a smiling face be the reward?
Two Weeks Ago
Two Sundays ago, the church I serve was asked to help the people of Haiti, to support the relief efforts in Cite Soleil after hurricane Matthew. So they helped. They always do. They have the most caring, compassionate, and generous hearts of any people I have ever known.
How Will They Be Blessed?
“Those who honor me I will honor, says the Lord.” “Whatever you did for one of the least of my brothers you did for me.” “You reap what you sow.” “Give and it will be given to you, pressed down, shaken together, and running over.”
I can’t say exactly how anyone will be blessed for their gifts. Jesus said that if we seek first the Kingdom and his righteousness, that goods things will come to us. I believe.
All I Know
I know this. The Southeast family is completing a nearly $3,000,000 capital campaign. They have supported the general budget, and they continue to give and bless and help time and time again. And then again. They are just the best!
I’m just proud of my church.
God bless them. Please.