A pair of glasses is all part of the process to getting her family out of poverty.
Reference: v.11 You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God (TNIV Bible)
Explore: Sponsoring a child is one of the best things I have ever done. Knowing that I have been involved in a child’s physical, spiritual and educational development truly warms my heart.
Just the other week I was contacted by my sponsorship agency. My sponsor child needed glasses, however, this medical assistance was beyond the monthly support we give.
It was a no-brainer as to whether we would buy the glasses for our sponsor child. Glasses would help with her studies, her studies help her to get a job, and a job helps her to support her family.
It seems quite simplistic, however, a pair of glasses is all part of the process to getting her family out of poverty.
I will never see those glasses, I will never see the work she completes using the glasses, and I will never see the smile on her mother’s face when she brings home good grades. But I still feel that I am the one who is more blessed with being able to give than those who are receiving.
Application: Every person has something to give. It may not be money, but it might be wisdom, love, honesty, accommodation…
There is no end to the ways we can give to others.
God has blessed every single person with the ability to share, it’s just that we often don’t exercise this gift. When we don’t give to others we actually miss out on the benefits.
Anyone who has given knows that the true gift is the joy we feel knowing we have blessed someone else.
Prayer: Lord, You are the ultimate giver. May we learn by Your great example and be generous to all we meet. Amen.
Who needs to receive your generosity today?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.