Thursday, December 23, 2010
A long, long time ago, a little boy brought his lunch to a crowd gathering to hear Jesus. Some bread, some fish, just enough for him. Someone had loved him enough to provide him lunch that day, only to have Jesus ask him to give all he had, to give wholeheartedly, with joy, and with love... and because he loved Jesus, he gave all he had.
When a gift is given in such a way, God loves to stretch it and make it grow in order to bless others beyond measure.
Last summer, a friend of mine was preparing for her mother to move in with her. She needed help to clean the downstairs apartment in her home.
She considered hiring a cleaning service -- $200 for 3 hours.
What she chose instead changed the life of three families in Africa.