Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Thought for the day:
” At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.”  –Albert Schweitzer

I’ll never forget the letter I got in January 1977 from a friend in a church I attended in my youth.  The previous year the United Methodist Church had voted to make World Hunger a missional priority.  I had heard about it, I had seen the television pictures of starving people; but I had done nothing about it.

Then that letter from a friend from back in the 1950s telling me about the generosity of their church in giving for World Hunger gave me the spark I needed.  At the next Board Meeting I asked that the church I was then serving set a goal to give at least $10 per church member that year for World Hunger.  And they did it, and they did it again for at least the next eight years — contributing more than $35,000.

Suppose today you allow someone to be a spark for you, or you endeavor to be a spark for another.  All kinds of things need to be done in the service of our Lord and Master.

“It only takes a spark,
to get a fire going,
and soon all those around
can warm up in its glowing.
That’s how it is with God’s love.
Once you’ve experienced it
You spread His love to everyone.
You want to pass it on.”

–Pastor John

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