Bad news about the global financial system is pouring out of our news media as if from a fire hose. For anyone out there who has been tempted to trust in Mammon, I offer my condolences. This is no doubt a very tragic and stressful time for you.
I would also offer the encouragement that trusting in Jesus and Him alone is not so bad. It can even be kind of fun once we have the right perspective. For example, take this experience from a week or so ago.
The Lord had been speaking to my heart through recent Bible studies about giving. After talking and praying it through with Ginger, when I recently received my paycheck, we decided to give most all of it back to the church. It seemed like the right thing to do. How surprising it was to then receive a check in the mail for $1000 a few days later from some out-of-state friends.
Now let’s be clear, our donating large sums of money to our church is not very common. Even more unusual is our receiving large unexpected cash gifts. I wouldn’t have mentioned either except that I felt this was a story that needed to be shared. It makes the reality of serving a Living God just that much more real to us right now.
“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.” – Philippians 4:19-20 (NKJV)