“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.” Romans 12:6-8
What is your gift? Is it different than the other people who sit in your pew on Sunday? Take a mental survey of the gifts that members of your congregation or family have tomorrow and be amazed at how varied they are. You probably identify with at least one of the gifts that Paul listed in Romans, perhaps two or more. The two girls in the attached photo attend the Lutheran School in Ouanaminthe and are enjoying their meal of the day that was provided by somebody in the U.S. that had the ‘gift’ of giving.
Their meal on this day, and every day, cost a quarter a bowl. A quarter may not seem like much but if this is your only meal for the day then that small coin is very important. When you support a Trinity/HOPE school, you are serving Him; you are helping the teachers teach as they too are fed. You are also giving and if you share this devotion and invite others to help support more children then you are a leader. May our God continue to bless you as you share your gifts with the children attending Christian schools in Haiti.
Dear Heavenly Father, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.
May God be with you…Jay