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16.4.10

What do you say to that?

What do you say when one of your congregation tell you that they are so excited about giving their very first tithe this coming Sunday? It's so absolutely precious to see someone understand tithing and having such joy to give.

What do you say when that same person who is excited about giving their tithe is actually giving because they recently accepted Jesus and totally get what the tithe is all about? Many old Christians sit in church and make excuses not to tithe but this brand new Christian gets it and totally wants in!

What do you say when that same person who is excited about giving their tithe & totally gets it is sitting in a hospital bed but totally glowing with Jesus. You see this person came to church a few months ago because we were offering free sandwiches. Why did he need a free sandwich? Because he was living on the street - he was homeless. Why was he homeless? Because he was a heroine addict!

What can you possibly say to someone who only a few weeks earlier was fighting for his life because his leg was diseased from where he spent years injecting into heroine into it, he chats to you looking a bit tired from all the surgery then suddenly his face lights up and he gives you a big smile and says and says; "Are you coming to visit me on Sunday, because I can't wait to give my first real tithe?"

What do you say to that? Well I had to hold back the tears and ended up saying absolutely nothing.

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