READ : 2 Corinthians 9:10-15
This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. (v. 12 NIV)
Bob Pierce, founder of World Vision, on a trip to China was appalled by the suffering he witnessed around him. He gave his last $15 to help care for a little girl and her widowed mother. Pierce paused to write a line on the fly-leaf of his Bible: “Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God.” It would become his life’s theme. Pierce’s concern for orphans eventually expanded to embrace larger issues of community development and advocacy for the poor that led to the founding of World Vision.
My parents tell stories of World War II, when every person gave all they could to support the war effort – a great sacrifice for a cause greater than any individual. Our cause is of eternal significance! Jesus is still actively seeking to meet physical, emotional and spiritual needs. The needs are staggering, and we have been given so much. We are positioned to be the channel for God’s blessing! As we give generously and joyfully, Jesus’ name becomes precious to the nations. What can you give?
May all that I am and have be yours to use as you will, my Lord and King.