What the Word says about Giving
“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, NIV
A Story about True Giving and Loss
Todd and Nancy were successful business owners. Their friends often joked that the couple had a golden touch. Every project they worked on became successful.
One week at a local networking event, Todd and his wife met another couple, Amanda and Paul. They were down on their luck and trying to fund their newest business endeavor. The two couples spent some time talking and even enjoyed a meal together.
When they went home, Nancy turned to Todd. She had the strongest feeling they were meant to invest in Amanda and Paul’s business.
The next day, they met together for lunch. Todd and Nancy presented the other couple with a check. They explained the money was a gift and not to be repaid.
As the years passed, Todd and Nancy forgot about the gift. Then came the day they learned a trusted business partner had embezzled funds from their company and disappeared.
They fought hard but the financial damage was done. They were going to lose everything they owned including their home.
While Todd and Nancy struggled with what to do, they received a phone call. Amanda and Paul wanted to meet again at the same restaurant they had all those years ago.
When they arrived, Paul and Amanda presented the other couple with a check. Every penny they’d given plus years of interest. It was enough to give Todd and Nancy time to get back on their feet financially.
What is a Boomerang Gift?
The Word of God says in 1 Thessalonians 5:25 (NLT) “God will make this happen, for he who calls you faithful.” What you make happen for other’s God will make happen for you.
Todd and Nancy called the experience a boomerang gift. It was a gift that God had given back to them in their moment of need.
Make This Your Confession of Faith…
Father, You are so gracious! When I’m tempted to hoard my resources, remind me that You are an abundant giver and that You’ll meet my needs as they come.