To give well is to love well. And why do we love?
We love because he first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.
1 John 4:19-21
Loving God and loving our neighbor are inextricably connected.
Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Enter, you who are blessed by my Father! Take what’s coming to you in this kingdom. It’s been ready for you since the world’s foundation. And here’s why:
Who is overlooked in our community? Who is ignored in our city?
In this holiday season there's much to be thankful for; there's much love to be shared; there are many gifts to give and receive; there are many meals to cook and delicious food to be eaten; there are many parties to attend with family and friends. Yet, your shopping list and your to-do list may feel overwhelming. Your budget may be tight. Anxiety and busyness may have stolen the place of joy and peace in your heart.
Let's claim back the season. Let's remember God's greatest gift of all - His Son, our Savior.
WE LOVE BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED US.
How can we love one another this season?
Can we feed the hungry?
Clothe the shivering?
Welcome the homeless?
#GivingTuesday is a worldwide movement, celebrated the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Every week leading up to #GivingTuesday, THP will be announcing one new giving challenge! Our hope is that these weekly giving challenges will provide simple ways for you to bless our community - not adding to the stress of the season - but returning to the joy found when we love God and love our neighbor.
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