our Tithes and Offerings
- a father (2)
and son (1) dialog -
1 - "Behold, I am making all things new." Thatís
what "the one seated on the throne said" in Johnís
2 - right after those comforting words about tears being wiped
away, and death being no more, along with "mourning and
crying and pain" in the "the home of God."
1 - "Behold, I am making all things new."
2 - Thatís a future promise. Itís also a present hope.
1 - God is making all things new.
2 - Right here. Right now.
1 - Do you believe that? (pause)
2 -This time of returning our Tithes and Offerings is not just
about putting cash or a check in the plate. Itís about stepping
into this promise.
1 - To be honest, thereís a lot of stuff Iíd rather spend my
hard-earned money on.
2 - Indeed, itís a stretch to give, especially when what we
offer isnít just our surplus, what we have leftover once all our
other needs and wants are taken care of.
1- But if I give from what I have up front, there might not be
enough for everything I want.
2 - ...Well....
1 - I know, I know: what I want and what I need are two different
2 - Couldnít have said it better myself. But there is more to
1 - That bit about how "God is making all things new"?
2 - Yup! God surprises us along the way. We may have our doubts
that there will be enough even to cover our needs.
1 - And then God calls to say, "Behold, I am making all
2 - You got it.
1 - Itís a stretch, Dad.
2 - Itís called living by faith, stepping into Godís promise.
1 - Trustworthy God, help us to step into your promise.
2 - You are making all things new.
1 - Right here. Right now.
2 - We believe in the One who is our Alpha and Omega, our
beginning and our end.
1 - In Jesusí name we pray. Amen.