As we move toward our commitment Sunday on November 24
and then celebrate Thanksgiving, I want to offer a seed of generosity. We become truly grateful when we understand who we are and whose we are.
Genesis 1:27 helps us remember who we are. “So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them...” We are children of God created in the image of God to welcome God to bringing wholeness and healing to us and then to join God in bringing that wholeness and healing to others. After all God has done for us, we can’t help but respond in gratitude and seek to offer to others all we have received from God.
As Herb Buwalda wrote “As children of God, we love God and want to be part of whatever God is doing. God is always up to something big in the world. God is always casting compelling visions about the way it could and should work. God is always reaching out to the world with extravagant love, forgiveness, and grace. God is always giving...” (A Generous Life, p. 22)
God invites us to be part of all that God is blessing! God desires for us to join God in ministering to the sick, the hungry, the outcasts, and the lonely. We plant seeds of generosity through our giving and our living. We have a tremendous responsibility as followers of Christ who are born in the image of God to continually be scattering seeds of generosity. I want to express my deep appreciation for having the privilege of walking alongside you in this journey of faith and watching you scatter seeds of generosity in our community and throughout the world. Through your gifts and efforts lives are being changed and transformed to the glory of God!
Published on Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 3:26 PM EDT