Many of us, whether we grew up with hand-me-downs or the best of everything, carry around an old message of not enough, to some degree, in some variation.
And for a lot of us, when we’re worried or scared, that message comes back. Not enough time. Not enough people. Not enough money. Not enough ... something.
But when we notice the many blessings that God has graciously and generously poured out everywhere we look, when we feel grateful for those blessings, when we realize that God really does love us – then those worries and fears can go away and a new sentence can come to mind: “We have enough that we can share, and someone else will have plenty, too!”
Plenty of time. Plenty of people. Plenty of money. Plenty of...love. Perfect love – Christ’s love – casts out fear (1 John 4:18b), so we don’t have to worry. We don’t have to be afraid.
There really is enough to go around, and more. Jesus wouldn’t have it any other way.
This message is excerpted from “Plenty to share” by Audrey Novak Riley from the February 1, 2017, blog of the Women of the ELCA.
Please think about how and what you can share at BSLC, whether it is with your offerings, your time as a volunteer or just your support.
Nancy Kingston, Council President