Philippians 4:14 -17: “Nevertheless you have done well that you shared in my distress. Now you Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me concerning giving and receiving but you only. For even in Thessalonica you sent aid once and again for my necessities. Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account.”
Paul in writing to the Philippine Church commends them for their generosity and their compassion toward others. They gave sacrificially and many gave when they didn’t have it to give. They gave because they had love for the brethren. Jesus once said that the world will know that we are His disciples if we have love one for another.
Last Sunday, God presented us with an opportunity to show our love for others to show comfort and caring for those that have just gone through one of the worst Hurricanes Florida has had. The moment that I told you of their need and then we prayed for the Lord to give us an opportunity to share in this effort. On Saturday, when I got the call from Brother Jonathan Vorce from the Lake Wood Church of God, I believe that God was orchestrating an opportunity for His people to come together in love.
I can’t imagine what it would be like to lose your home, and everything you have. I also heard that in Texas only 7% had flood Insurance. This disaster will last for months, maybe years.
Grace people came through. You raised right at $3,000 dollars and that didn’t include all the cases of water and cleaning supplies our church is sending back with them two generators and two chainsaws that we purchased at Lowes. Does it not feel good to give, no wonder that God loves a cheerful giver.
I want you to know I am so proud of you and to be called your pastor. What wonderful and generous people we have with such a big heart.
Pastor Lee Cruse the pastor of the Grace Bible Church that Jesus Loves.
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