We give because…
- God gave richly to us
- we want to please Him
- we want our faith in Him to be stretched
- we desire to show His compassion
- He will be pleased
- He will be thanked
…we want Him to be glorified
…we want to make Him known
Sometimes we are the recipients of a blessing we are then allowed to give away!
We recently experienced that when International Bible Givers purchased 300 Kreyol Bibles (Bib la) for us to give to the children in our GlobalFingerprints child sponsorship program. At the beginning of December while handing out backpacks we were able to personally give each child a Kreyol Bible as well. The response was overwhelming at moments and I treasured the ability to wish them a Merry Christmas (Jwaye Nwèl) while handing them His story in their heart language encouraging them to read it with their families.
We take our Bibles for granted.
The next day, Sunday, we attended church at Source de la Grace where the program operates out of and where a number of the children attend. Shortly after we arrived, two boys found me and hugged me with bright eyes and big grins, saying “Ou ban’n Bib sa yo yo ye! Eske ou sonje nou’’? (You gave us these Bibles yesterday. Do you remember us?)
I was suddenly filled with a sweet reminder of my need to appreciate His precious Word. May I approach each day with eyes that sparkle and a cheesy grin on my face, as I open precious Words of life ‘’given to me’’ from our mighty God!!
I sat with the youngest boy and another friend that morning watching as they read the love letter written for them. God is a joyful giver!!