One of the values we aspire to as a church is Generosity. In the book of Acts we see the people who follow Christ thinking so much about the needs of others that they see their own possessions for those without. It’s said they had, “all things in common.” That’s an amazing picture, no hand-me-downs, left-overs, or hold backs. That’s just a hard concept to grasp in our Western mindset.
The one thing God wants us all to have in common is the hope he gives us in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It blows my mind as I think about what God risked to create and restore his creation. Not because he wanted a project, but because he is so generous he desired to share himself—all of himself—with us.
As we near Easter weekend, we have the opportunity to gather together as believers and celebrate this hope, but let’s not just keep it to ourselves. Let’s go out of our way this year, in these remaining months, to cultivate friendships with people who are far from God so that we can invite them to hear a story of hope found in Christ.
Think for a moment of the person who helped you find Christ, and take a moment to thank God for them. Take another moment and think of a person you know who you need to help, and pray for them. Ask the Spirit of God to work in their heart, and to give you the energy to invest in a relationship with them that will result in their drawing near to God.
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