To Live To Give

Why do we give to others? Is it because we care for them? Because we want to help them? Because it is the right thing to do? Those are all great reasons to give, but the most important reason to give to others is to point them to Jesus Christ. By giving our resources—time, money, and talents, we are showing others that we are Givers because Christ lives in our hearts. Because of our belief in Him, we give. “He who believes in Me…From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:38)

As Christ lives in our hearts, our desire for generosity and to bless others literally flows from us. It cannot be contained. When Christ consumes our hearts, we have no other option but to follow His example—to live to give. And when we give we bless others and this becomes our deepest joy.

So often we focus on the evil of this world. That is easy to do in today’s crazy world. Despite this, there is much goodness, kindness, mercy, and grace for our eyes and hearts to pour out on others as we show the beauty of Christ to this broken world.

When you give to Carpenter’s Square on #GivingTuesday, or on any other day of the year, you are helping to point people to Jesus. You are showing them living water by providing programs that focus on youth development, education, recovery, and community connections. You are helping Eric with affordable housing as he attends TSU. You are also helping first generation college students Stephanie and Sundus as they study biology and change their family tree forever. You are helping Maria become a U.S. citizen and you are helping Randy learn Spanish. You are helping Jeff, Tove, Richard, and many more by giving them a place to meet while in recovery from addictions. You are helping Nate, Ethan, Brittany, and many other high school students with mentoring and learning basketball skills that will help them with college scholarships. You are literally helping hundreds of people in the Woodbine community every week as they encounter the love of Jesus through our actions. Without the help of our donors, this would not be possible.

On #GivingTuesday you can double your impact as your generous gift will be met with matching funds up to $50,000 donated by another generous giver who loves and follows Jesus.

Join us as we live to give just as Jesus has done and continues to for each of us. Let’s together send living water that flows with the love of Christ into the hearts of our community.

Lisa Steele