Pretty handy

Sometimes money makes the world go round — at least a few more revolutions for a few people.

Someone known only as “Anonymous Friend” has given $100 million dollars to the Erie Community Foundation. This organization “is a collection of charitable endowments operating under the administrative umbrella of a single public charity.” The anonymous donor apparently singled out fifty-one nonprofit groups to receive the money in various amounts, based on the donor’s perception of need.

Amazing what good can be done by one person Providentially supplied with money and with the will to give hilariously. I wonder if this donor is a Christian? I wonder if there are Christians with such means willing to give and make such necessary strides toward advancing the interests of the Kingdom.

In his response to Clarence’s good-natured remonstrance that Heaven’s denizens have no need for currency, I think George Bailey was right: “Comes in pretty handy down here, bub!”

God is fully aware of this. God gives to givers for giving. I am not the best steward of the money I do have, but I hope to prove faithful enough to be given more so that I may give more.

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  • kev

    I’m with you, Steve. I need to be more faithful with the money God gives me. In the past, when money has been tight, I’ve often rationalized in my head why I’m unable to tithe. This thinking, of course, is backwards.

    “Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.” (Proverbs 3:9-10)

    “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” (2 Corinthians 9:6)

    These two verses probably explain why my barns have not been overflowing and my reaping has been sparse.

  • kev

    I’m with you, Steve. I need to be more faithful with the money God gives me. In the past, when money has been tight, I’ve often rationalized in my head why I’m unable to tithe. This thinking, of course, is backwards.

    “Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.” (Proverbs 3:9-10)

    “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” (2 Corinthians 9:6)

    These two verses probably explain why my barns have not been overflowing and my reaping has been sparse.

  • Good thoughts. I think you’ve put your finger on the cause for some of my financial woes.

  • Steve

    Good thoughts. I think you’ve put your finger on the cause for some of my financial woes.