The last component of Lent is giving. You might be wondering why is giving so important. When you consider that Lent encompassed Calvary, you should not be surprised. When God needed someone to redeem man from sin, He could not find anyone who could redeem man. So God sent His Son Jesus, to redeem man from his sin. God gave His son and Jesus gave His life.
Lent demands that you give. Many times people get confused when they hear about giving. Yes giving can involve money and sometimes it doesn’t. You can give money to help someone if difficulty when only money will solve the problem. Some people do not have money but they are always giving. So how do you give without money?
There are so many ways to give without money that will have a great impact on the recipients. It’s impossible to visit people at this time but there are so many ways to connect visually with people you know. The time you spend visiting virtually will bring happiness to that individual who is unable to leave their home. If your friend, a mother, is overwhelmed, volunteer to run an errand for that mother. There is so much snow this winter; there is snow everywhere. Help your elderly neighbors with the snow; clean their sidewalk. 2 Corinthians 8:12 says, “Whatever you give is acceptable if you give it eagerly. And give according to what you have, not what you don’t have.”
If you do not have disposable funds, you don’t have to feel that you have nothing to offer. That does limit your ability to give. One day, Jesus observed people coming to the temple bringing their gifts. One man gave a small part of his abundance while a widow gave all of the little she had. Jesus commended her on her giving. Give in such a way that your gift is accepted by God.
Thought for Today: Give something that means something.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.