I remember years ago, I was part of a community in a local church that had some specific needs. The church couldn’t meet those needs because they didn’t have the budget. As I watched the needs grow, I knew I had to do something, and I wrote a check for what at the time was a significant amount of money specifically to help this community.
I remember the sense of anticipation and excitement as I handed the check to the pastor and explained some of the needs I had been seeing in the group and how the money could help. He was grateful, and I walked away encouraged, glad to be part of what I felt God wanted to do within the community. The gift had really cost me something; it was an act of worship.
Months rolled by, and I noticed the needs in the group were still unmet. I patiently waited for something to change, someone to do something. Nothing happened. I finally went to the leadership and asked why did we still have these needs in our community? They said they didn’t have the money to help.
But I made a donation. I wrote a check. Continue Reading...