Saturday, December 20, 2008

Blessing Someone With A Blessing

It truly IS more blessed to give than to receive. This evening I had the opportunity to drop off some gifts to a family that our home school group had done a food pounding and gift drive for earlier this month. The food and grocery gift card donations were generous to say the least. Last week this single mother told me that she bagged up some of the food and took it to an even needier family near her. When she entered the home a little boy and girl became so excited saying such things as "Look, we have green beans. Green beans!" and "A cake mix ~ she brought us a cake mix."

The woman that we had blessed turn around and blessed someone else. She knew that this family was hungry and hardly had any money for food ~ and while she was suffering hard times she gave some of her blessing away to another. Now if that isn’t the joy of Christmas then I don’t know what is. It truly is a much greater experience to give than to open a gift to oneself. God calls us to take care of the weak and poor ~ and what a rewarding event it is.

I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Acts 20:35

5 Thoughts On The Matter:

Marsha said...

What a beautiful, selfless thing.. watching Christian love in action going full circle. Love it!

karin said...

Thanks Cathryn for stopping by and for your warmest greetings! I didn't recognize your blog! It's cute for Christmas. My blog will probably still stay the same for awhile until I have time to figure out how to change it and still save my pics that I have on there, lol!

I wish you a most blessed Christmas and many new and exciting adventures with the Lord in the New Year! He sure stretches us, doesn't He!!!

Abounding Treasures said...

What a wonderful thing for her to have done and you are so right ~ It IS more blessed to give than to receive :o)

Humble wife said...

Green beans momma!Makes my heart happy to know that even in hard times, those who are need continue to help others.

Thanks for swinging by the farm:) From one farm gal to another:0)
Jennifer

Sue said...

Thanks for sharing this story. I loved it!