Gifts of Grace

Theologian Gordon MacDonald has said, "The world can do almost anything as well or better than the church.  You need not be a Christian to build houses, feed the hungry, or heal the sick.  There is only one thing the world cannot do.  It cannot offer grace."  (Snyder, Jamie, Real, Pg 112)

As Christians give and serve during this and all seasons, let us remember for Whom and by Whom we serve.  When we distribute food and toys, these aren't just acts of charity.  Let us not settle for fleeting joy.  Rather, what we share ought to be His everlasting grace.  During this season of giving, better yet, even after this season of giving, let our charity be extensions of His grace.  Let all good that we do be an extension of His love and point to His lovingkindness.

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