There are so many days of our lives when people ask us for our time, our money, our gifts, and our generosity. So often, when I am asked to help or donate, my first thought is, "What can I spare?" When we think of what God has given us as a diminishing resource, then we really don't give God enough credit for all that God has given us. During Stewardship Month, we will examine how our lives are full of so many blessings, and we will describe ways that we can dedicate those blessings to God's glory.
Throughout the Bible, God uses strangers to teach us more about acceptance, forgiveness, and humility. Over the next few weeks, we will look at encounters with strangers in the Bible and reflect on how God calls us to reach out to strangers today.