Remember when we spoke on the phone last year? Thanks for taking my call!
Don’t worry if you can’t remember. I do.
When the pandemic first hit, you explained to me how giving at your church had dipped significantly. But then you shared how members found ways to give, even though they couldn’t meet in person. Some simply mailed in their contributions, while others set up online giving accounts. I even heard about arrangements for a local bank to take offerings through the window at the drive-up teller!
“Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.” (John 6:27, NIV)
I saw it this morning, while walking my dog. An hour before daybreak, the shadowy figure of a coyote disappeared and re-appeared between the streetlights just ahead of us. After my dog let out a nervous huff, it stopped, turned to stare at us, and then kept trotting ahead.
Here’s my granular take on this hard saying from Jesus.
“And so the people were restrained from bringing more, because what they already had was more than enough to do all the work.” (Exodus 36:6-7, NIV) Here’s a silly question: Is there ever such a…