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The Rock, a World Outreach Center
Dr. Berin here, missionary at large from the Rock to many nations around the world. Many years ago there was a small Bible study group in Minneapolis that gathered weekly, as time progressed, they began taking an offering for world missions. With the funds they raised, they began supporting work among the “garbage kids” in the Philippines. These kids literally live on the edges of a garbage dump in Manila, and their daily food comes from the trucks that deliver garbage each day to the site. The missionary working in that area was providing food, clothing, shelter, and education for these children.
Sowing doesn’t sound very exciting, does it?
On the surface, you are giving out and won’t see any return on what you have sown until the season of harvest has come. Sowing requires investment and hard work. There is soil preparation, plowing and scattering seed. And then you wait… and wait some more.
So why would God ask us to take the year to sow?
A new year has begun and already we are seeing God’s goodness all around. In Jeremiah 31:14b it says that God’s desire is that we would be satisfied with His goodness. What a blessing that God wants to give His people!
Christmas is a season of generosity. Many people scoff at the billions of dollars spent this time of year. What if we changed our perspective and rejoiced that people are being generous? How awesome, that as we remember the greatest gift ever given, Jesus Christ, people are also following what God did! Look for the ways to be generous this season. Help a single mom put up her lights. Spend time with someone in a convalescent hospital. Bake cookies for your neighbors. The expressions of generosity are endless.