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CARING MEANS SHARING

A delivery boy was in a hurry to make his last stop before going home. In his haste, he stumbled and fell, breaking the two dozen eggs he had been carefully carrying. He sat on the curb near the customer’s home, crying.

A crowd gathered around him wanting to know if he had injured himself. Each of them was happy to learn that he was “ok” but saddened that he had broken the eggs. One gentleman reached into his pocket and gave him two quarters. Turning to the others he said, “I care fifty cents worth. How much do the rest of you care?”

John clearly confronted Christians when he said, “If you have enough money to live well and see someone in need, and refuse to help – how can God’s love be in you?”

And Paul also warned us that what we give and how we give is what we will one day receive for ourselves from our Father, in heaven. No matter what we say, it is always what we do, that matters most. If we care, we will share. Works, not words, are the true proof of our love. We must walk our talk.

Prayer: Lord, may we be grateful that when we give to others in Your name we are honoring You and blessing them. Help us to have gracious hearts. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today: 2 Corinthians 9:6 –Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. 

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