You yourselves know that these hands of mine have supplied my own needs and the needs of my companions. In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” Acts 20:34-35 NIV
A viral video I saw the other day showcased a homeless person who was given $100. Without him knowing, the giver of the money followed him to see what he could do with the money.
The homeless man went into a store that advertised its selection of alcohol. The cameras didn’t follow him into the store but waited for him outside, wondering what he was buying.
The homeless man came out with several plastic bags full. Again without the man knowing, the person who gave him the money followed him to see what he had down with it, what had he bought.
The homeless man ended up passing out his bags to his friends also living on the streets. When asked what was in the bags, the men and women opened them up to show that their friend had purchased and given them food.
His explanation when asked, “They were hungry.”
This Giving Tuesday – give!
You don’t know what good can be and will be done with your generous donation. Supply your needs and the needs of your companions on “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” In between those days is a Sunday. How can you fill other’s needs in your church ministries? And on Giving Tuesday, help the weak among us, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”