God so loved the world that he gave the best he had - his Son. Why? He wanted to redeem the world out of darkness and bring people to himself to enjoy the fellowship of knowing him.
Tuesday, 28 November, is #Giving Tuesday, and together we have an opportunity to join our Father in giving so that the world may know the life and joy that are found in Christ. Having Black Friday and Cyber Monday, now we can focus on the spirit of generosity.
How amazing! We get to partner with God in his family business of advancing his kingdom. This is how the apostle Paul described it:
Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit ... the gifts you sent [are] a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:17-19.
It's true that we receive a blessing when we give - God credits our account. But more than that, we are making a fragrant offering and giving God an acceptable and pleasing sacrifice.
On #Giving Tuesday, you can join the global giving movement of generosity and help build a better tomorrow. Every act of generosity counts, and each gift means that we are in this together. Imagine the impact we can make in the nations if the CBU family comes together on #Giving Tuesday to give more than we ever have.
We have churches in Ukraine today because generous CBU partners gave to gospel advance. The fruit of these churches continues on; thousands have been touched with the gospel by the seeds sown in faith. We remain deeply committed to fulfil the mission of Jesus to advance of the gospel around the world through initiatives like the 2020 vision.
#Giving Tuesday is a celebration of the spirit of generosity that marked the early church, and today we can participate in that legacy. By faith, this is a moment for us to give generously to the eternal purpose of advancing God's mission on earth.
Prayerfully consider your best, most generous gift, and act today. Let's do this! Together, we can give boldly, knowing that what we sow in this life echoes in eternity.