Do you have so much extra money and time that you are just dying to give it away? I think for most of us the answer is, “Ummm, no.” Children on the other hand can take a much different approach. I recall a student at my previous school who brought all the money he’d saved from his allowance to give to another child whose family had lost their home in a fire. He thought nothing of sharing all that he had with someone in need.
I’ve been thinking about that act of generosity in the context of our theme for this school year “Christ-fit for Service” based on 1 Peter 4:10-11: “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace…whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.” Our theme focus for August is on serving generously. 2 Corinthians 9:11 tell us “You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.” I sometimes marvel at how generous children can be. They have not yet learned the mentality of scarcity that we adults possess. We need to understand and embrace that we are “Christ-fit” with everything necessary to be generous towards all with our time, talents, and treasure. Our generosity is an opportunity to proclaim God’s grace with others. I pray you recognize how you have been enriched by God and share that generously with those you can serve.