Giving has many facets.
Giving and receiving is more than a nice gesture. It is a promise. A promise given by God in his word. Basically, if you give you will receive — abundantly. “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” ( Luke 6:38)
Giving can be a sacrifice. The story of the widow who gave sacrificially reminds us of this. Not to mention, that her act of self sacrifice is immortalized forever in the word of God. The story reads as follows:
“Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty,” (Mark 12:41-44).
Giving can help others to begin or to continue emotional healing. Give what you have -your life experiences.
If you blog, Write something. Even if you just write “Hey!” in your blog post and add a cute picture of your pet and click the Publish button, You have the potential to move someone who may need just that one word from you to brighten their day.
Sometimes your words have power in how you say it. Other times they have power in what you say. Your writing can be greatly influenced, as you know, by your experiences and your pain and triumphs. Thus, your writing is unique. It is not meant for everybody. Your words are a gift meant to reach some in very unique ways. In a sense your words are a gift, to facilitate or to nourish – hope.
Never underestimate the power of what little you have to give. That small gift, the kind word, a small note of appreciation, the t-shirt that does not fit any more that you give to someone may be of far greater value to him or her than you can ever imagine.
Have a great giving Tuesday. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” ―Anne Frank