“Have you ever come on anything quite like the
extravagant generosity of God...it’s a way over our
heads. We will never figure it out.”
It is my desire that we, as a community of believers, would truly be New Testament in every way. This event has truly opened my heart to believe for a greater flow of the love of God among us in caring for each other. In the book of James there is an encouragement that says that our faith is dead if it isn’t followed by action. James understood the transforming effect upon a local church when believers did not just talk about their faith, but acted on it with intentional generosity. It is my prayer that we will become a people who are more sensitive in looking for opportunities to bless others. I think what happened to Sarah was like a first fruits for us as a community of faith. The New Testament’s words in are to do unto others as you would have them do unto you, generosity begets generosity, love begets love, and what you sow you reap.
It was so exciting to be a part of this. These generous and kind acts are something much bigger than who we are. Another church joined together with us and other individuals from all over this community to bless a family. We offer Sarah our heartfelt love and excitement about this change in her life. There are many other single parents in our church who are also challenged, but I believe this is the beginning of a new day. Where this will take us and what this will look like only God fully knows. We have turned a corner. We have experienced something that has been unusual, but it has opened our hearts to greater vision.