During one of our neediest times years ago, our pastor came forward to pay our rent for us. Hubby had quit his job after his employer started expecting unethical things. We felt it was more important to obey Scripture rather than take underhanded earnings. Even if it meant facing want and need, confident God would provide.
Buona Pasqua (Happy Easter) from Italy!!
This Easter is, beyond doubt, the strangest most of us ever remember celebrating. And in the midst of this COVID-19 storm we perhaps feel sad, alone, and shut in. But to help ease that, I’ve got a little gift for you from our church…
It snuck up quietly, a little at a time. That’s the way some things happen. And we’re unaware until it’s too late (or almost). Like with my eyesight. I was convinced I could see. But truth is, I was going blind.
We mostly ditched Christmas a few years ago. Not out of Scroogish tendencies, but because of the increasing materialism. Each year it became harder for us to find true meaning and spirituality among all the commercial trappings. So for several years we did little during the holidays.
What is there about human nature, that causes us to keep the best for ourselves? Even children instinctively grab the largest cookie. For though we all have altruistic moments, altruism is not natural for us. And that’s why the Alabaster jar accounts of in the Gospels set our spirits soaring. Deep inside, we know it’s what we need.
Every day, regardless of where we are or what we’re doing, we are creating a testimony. EVEN IF NO ONE ELSE IS AROUND.
Now I realize that may sound strange, yet it’s true. Even when far from others, heaven is watching how we live, what we do, and what we say. And we’re building our heavenly portfolio, you might say.