Thought for the Day: What is it like to be dependent upon the generosity of others? The Apostle Paul expressed his true appreciation for this one church who supported his ministry when no one else would. Even when he was off doing other missionary work, the church did not walk away from their support. Most of you do not know what it is like to have your paycheck come from the generous hearts of so many, but I do. And I know I am speaking on behalf of the church staff when I express our true appreciation. We do work, and in the last couple of weeks, it has been a lot – though most of it has been disorganized and scattered and making it up on the fly – yet there are these moments when a spirit of true awe grips me (and us) as I find myself being cared for by a community of people. Now don’t get me wrong, I know you have some expectations. But along the way, I have had my share of flops and failures. And even with them, when payday showed back up again, there was money in the family checking account. I write this not because I’m looking for sympathy or concerned about next month. I am writing because you all need to know how appreciated you are, and the amazing ministry you make happen…even in this very strange time when we are finding new ways of being the church.
Prayer: For the kindness and generosity of your people, O Lord, we offer our gratitude. We know such acts of grace are inspired by you and your grace made real in Jesus. Amen.
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