04 September 2012

Not at all silly...

By modern North American standards we do not possess financial riches yet my husband and I are wealthy indeed.  We have a home on 20 beautiful acres of land, heat when the Canadian winds blow cold, food on the table and a reliable vehicle to drive.  The mortgage gets paid, as does the car loan, even though at times it seems that the money in the bank won't stretch that far. We place our trust in the God Who provides and He hasn't let us down yet.  Silly?  Maybe to some, but not to us.

And though we weren't really sure we would have enough funds to make monthly support payments, we still took the plunge to sponsor an African child through Compassion Canada.  Silly?  According to logic and balance sheets, yes, but we have learned that in the Kingdom of God, things defy man's logic.

Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,  and he will reward them for what they have done. Proverb 19:17 NIV


In our lack we have so much more than most of the world.  Reaching out with love to a child in need grounds us, excites us, and expands our hearts.  I know it can do the same for you.  I overflow with joy knowing that in some small way I am helping children learn about the love of Jesus.  All that Compassion does is in His name.

Please take a few moments and click over to Compassion's website.  Read about the children who need your loving support.  I pray that you will spend some time asking the Lord what He would have you do.

And if you think that prayer, talking to someone you can not see is silly, I dare you to jump into silliness head first!



Being quite serious today with Peter and the word silly

 

4 comments:

Peter P said...

Not at all silly... but most people wouldn't understand that!

Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith said...

Glad to be among other silly Christians or fools for Christ. Be abundantly blessed as you follow God's leading into silliness!

Floyd said...

My wife makes sure we support that program. I find myself lamenting my struggles... only to be reminded of my blessings that are far beyond what I've earned...

Thanks for the reminder...

neritia.com said...

Many might think we're silly...but it's great to be silly for God!

I love the reminder here of all our blessings...and those who feel tehy have none!

Your blog is great!

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