$47,000 worth of compassion!

Our church started a tradition long ago of receiving an offering at our Christmas Eve Services that becomes our “Compassion Fund” for the coming year (we are changing the terminology to something more understood and descriptive than “Benevolence”).

I have always been amazed at the generosity of our church toward this…but think about this.  Not that long ago (2003) our offering was about $14,000.  We thought it was great and the needs that it met were real.  So how does it grow to where our offering was $47,000 last week?

I don’t know.  Sure…the church has grown a lot since 2003, but nothing like the growth of the offering.  I’ve thought about it a lot and have simply landed on these words of Jesus, “from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” (Luke 12:48)

Responsibility to the needs of a community is something God has a huge heart for.  I’m confident he has seen how we have “managed” this responsibility and is now asking us to manage more.

Thank you for your generosity this Christmas.  Your gifts will be a tangible difference-maker in the lives of people.

~ by Greg Lee on December 30, 2010.

One Response to “$47,000 worth of compassion!”

  1. WOW!!!!!! I’m dancing with JOY in how much God trusts us to touch those who are in need. YAHOO!!!!! Lets give God a big shout out!!! I’m grinning from ear to ear. I’m so thrilled to be joined with poeple who love God so incredibly that they give from their hearts. Did I say WOW!!!! and YAHOO!!!!!? YOU BET!!

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