Sharing – that’s what this life is all about.
From early on we’re told ‘Share your toy, your candy, what you have’. Then somewhere along the way the message changes ‘Be frugal, don’t waste your resources, be careful who you share with’.
What if the voice we listened to was the Author of giving? Jesus told his closest companions what to do with the good news: “Freely you have received, freely give.” (Matthew 10:8b NIV) We have the same good news – and we have a life story to tell to illustrate it.
We’ve walked the hard roads for a reason. Not to wish they weren’t so or to hide them. To share them and how the great God of mercy held us.
We’ve walked the joy roads not so we could feel blessed, but that we could bless. To tell of the riches of a King who lavishly loves us.
“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal gory that far outweighs them all.” (1Corinthians 4:17 NIV)
Our roads intersect – nothing is coincidence. We meet the physically challenged, the widow, the single mom, the financially strained, the unattractive, the sick, the wounded – all because God has seen us through some of those same trials. Will we give hope to a hurting soul?
We’ve seen glorious sunsets, felt waves wash sand from under our toes, smelled roses heavy with perfume. We’ve been loved, cared for, blessed in many ways. A taste of our hope – which is eternity in the presence of a God who loves without reservation. An eternity that our finite minds can’t begin to conceive. This is the hope we share.
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2Corinthians 4:18 NIV)
Sharing Living is sharing our lives – the good, bad, and the ugly. It’s sharing what is a gift in the first place – all good things we have come from God. Our money, time, strength, and most of all the good, make that great news.
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