Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ten Dollar Bill

Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
1 John 3:18 NIV

Recommended Reading
1 Timothy 6:17-19

Traveling home from Georgia, a man saw a family walking on the side of the road; so he pulled over to see if they needed help. He discovered they had just lost their home in a fire the night before, and they were almost to their neighbor's house where they would stay temporarily. Seeing that they didn't need a ride, the man pulled a ten dollar bill from his wallet, handed it to the family, and drove away. The Lord began to speak to him though, reminding him of his thriving business, palatial home, bank accounts, and investments. He pulled over and emptied his wallet into his hat. He then drove back to the family and handed them all of the money, which amounted to several hundred dollars.

In the face of disaster, we have witnessed many generous people reaching out to those who've lost everything. This spirit of sharing should be evident in the lives of believers all the time, but especially in times of great need.

Be warm and merciful and let no one go from you empty-handed. The least you can offer is your time and patience, your affection and prayer.

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