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How to be “Jesus” to others

When a lady unexpectedly dropped off a tasty crockpot meal with an unsuspecting family, she surprised them even further by saying, “And keep the crockpot! I don’t want it back!” When another lady was complimented for her nice purse, she emptied it of its belongings and handed it to the stranger. She said, “I get the most enjoyment out of things by giving them away” (a practice she often repeats). Jesus Christ taught giving in love.

He said, “Freely you have received. Freely give” Mt. 10:8. At this Christmas season we celebrate God’s giving. The Bible says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life” Jn. 3:16.

The greatest giver gave the greatest possible gift, His Son, Jesus Christ. Those who honor the Lord by giving from the heart are the happiest of people. “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” Lk. 6:38.

Pastor Greg Brownell

Dayton United Brethren Church