God’s good gifts

Bishop Karen says: “If we consider God’s good gifts to each of us, we have much to be thankful for. In return there is a Biblical principle calling us to be generous stewards, giving back to God in response to what he has done for us. The Bible gives us many examples where gifts offered to God – be they time, talents or physical resources – are remarkably transformed to bring blessing to others. Including the small child giving their packed lunch to share with others, in a way far beyond what he could ever have imagined. I believe when we do the same with our money – as individuals and as churches – our generosity brings great transformation, and we in turn are blessed. In this season we are asking everyone to consider what they give to God to fund mission and ministry and what each church shares with others in giving to the Diocese. There are many who could give more, there are some who could start to give and there are others who, through their own circumstances, are unable to give more. Each one is part of the body of Christ. These are challenging times. To equip us for the next stage of our Diocesan life, please join me in seeking to be more generous givers. Prayerfully, sustainably, and sacrificially.” John 15:8 My Father is glorified by this: that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.