Mid-Week Stewardship Thought

Love Makes Us Do It

When Jesus went willingly to the cross on Good Friday, the world witnessed the greatest possible gift of love. “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). Because of God’s tremendous love for us, we are empowered to love and serve others. Love makes us do some outrageous serving and giving. For example, in Luke 7:36-50, we read the story of the sinful woman who washed Jesus’ feet with expensive perfume. The woman responded to Jesus’ great love and forgiveness with love and gratitude for Him which she expressed by pouring expensive perfume from an alabaster jar on Jesus’ feet. If CNN, Fox News, or ABC had been around at the time of this event, they would have jumped at the opportunity to ask her what prompted her to wash Jesus’ feet with such expensive perfume. Her answer would have been, “Love made me do it.”

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, Your love is new to me each and every day. Help me not take Your love for granted. I pray that Your love within me will overflow to those around me. In Jesus’ precious name I pray. Amen.

Blessings on your journey as a Steward!

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bobherring2009

Living in north central Arkansas among the trees and lakes serving the Lord in one of His churches. A lifelong Lutheran who cares greatly about God's Church. Recently married and enjoying life with my dear wife. Many interests--St. Louis Cardinals, NASCAR, and the St. Louis Blues!

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