March 25, 2020

While on vacation, a man was walking along a sandy beach. It was an absolutely beautiful day. All of a sudden he heard a panicked scream. Quickly looking around, the man saw a terrified woman next to a little boy. He quickly determined the little boy had swallowed something that was blocking his airway.

The man grabbed the little boy and held him upside down by his feet. Then he gave the little boy a few quick thumps to his back. Sure enough, the child sputtered, coughed, and spit up a coin onto the sand.

Realizing her son would be okay, the grateful mother said, “Oh, thank you sir. You knew exactly what to do to get the coin out of my child’s throat. Are you a doctor?”

“No ma’am,” the man replied. ” I’m the chair of the finance committee at my church.”

If there’s one person in our church who will appreciate that story, it’s Mike. He’s the chair of our finance committee during these uncertain times when our church finances are stretched to the limit.

Many people are worried about their personal finances and are cutting back on expenses. I get that. But don’t let fear of the future prevent you from financially supporting the church. We need your help.

To send money to the church when you don’t know what will happen in these next few weeks is a sign and symbol of your faith and trust in God. So don’t let fear of the future prevent you from giving. And remember, God is already in the future waiting for you. You are in good hands.

Jesus said, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:19-21)

Give to your church and know that you are making a difference.

Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, in these times of uncertainty, help me to see what really matters. I pray your priorities become my priorities. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

God is here. We are not alone. That’s what matters most.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.
Tom Robbins