Notes and thoughts on Rev. Melanie Ruta’s message Oct. 26, 2014
The items we carry in our wallets are both practical and rich with symbolism. On the practical side, things like credit cards, identification, driver’s licenses, insurance cards and pictures of loved ones represent many of our earthly blessings.
There is an immeasurable difference between earthly and spiritual blessings. Our earthly blessings pale in comparison to our spiritual blessings and God’s plan of salvation.
We are citizens of the Kingdom of God. We are not lost, we are not alone, we are part of God’s plan.
God chooses and destines. He marks out our boundaries. We choose the way we will do what God has called us to do using the gifts He has given us and within the boundaries He has set for us.
As we kick off this year’s stewardship campaign at Tuskawilla Presbyterian Church, we recognize that giving is a spiritual discipline. We should give in the same way we pray, worship and serve. We should make giving a regular practice in our lives.
We don’t give so God will bless us. We give in loving thankfulness because God has already blessed us.
A final note: We congratulate Pastor Melanie on her display of courage when she invited the children to examine the contents of her wallet during the children’s message.
These notes were posted by Jackie Clement. Please add your comments below.
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