Generous Congregants - day 30
Generosity Is God’s Idea (Part 1)
Generosity seems to be popular today. Who doesn’t remember Ty Pennington, ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover host? He encouraged the participants of the show to cry out, “Bus driver, move that bus!” in order to reveal the rehabilitated house given to its owners after a wild week of hammering and painting. On CBS’s Undercover Boss, employees are given by their boss, the means to achieve the aspirations they shared with a “new employee” – who turns out to have been their boss in disguise. There are philanthropic personalities, like Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Bill and Melinda Gates, and thousands of others who give of their time and money to improve the lives of others.
Generosity actually dates to the beginning, not to the dawn of civilization but to the dawn of Creation. Do you remember Genesis, Chapter 1, verses 1 through 3?