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Saturday, October 17, 2009

We Can Never Out-Give God

Every good and perfect gift is from above...James 1:17

As I sat down to write this post, with the intention of posting about giving, I found out, via Facebook, about someone's house burning down in our small town (less than 900 people small).  Of course, in small towns most everyone knows everyone else.  The affected family grew up here.  They raised their family here. They have three grown children and one younger child.  In fact, just today they had a new grandson.  Ironic, isn't it?  A blessing and a disaster - all in the same day. 

Many people have already helped this family tonight and many others will continue to do so.  I know that in the morning the churches in our community will look for ways to reach out and help this family by donating food, clothing, and providing shelter.  That's what Christians do - look for ways to help and serve those in need.

Loosing everything is something none of think about very often.  It's nothing we expect to ever have happen to us.  Giving in times like this is what we need to do and what we should do.  To be like Jesus, we must help those in need.  But, no matter how much you and I may give - we can never out-give God.  Why?  Because he gave us something we can never do:  He gave us the opportunity to have eternal life with Him in Heaven!  He gave His Son as our Savior!

Please pray for this family and other families all around the world who have disasters in their life.  Pray that they may look to God for strength, help, and comfort.  But, don't forget to say "thank you" to God for the blessings, as well.  Just as this family had a blessing of a new grandbaby today, they also can be thankful that no one was hurt in the fire. 

WE CAN NEVER OUT-GIVE GOD!
 
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