This morning we heard a powerful sermon on giving.
This afternoon we had the privilege of seeing giving in action.
During the last week my wife has been collecting bags full of clothes from the overflowing generosity of other members of our church for a family in need, whom we’ve been looking out for. It was wonderful to see all the girls trying them on, getting excited. Our lounge room floor was a mess (Smiles).
It reminded me of Paul’s farewell to the Ephesian elders:
“Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing. You yourselves know that these hands of mine have supplied my own needs and the needs of my companions. In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” (Acts 20:35)
It is indeed.