A warm good morning to one and all.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year.
Stewardship? I believe that Biblical Stewardship is about where the concepts of faith, work and economics intersect. We are all stewards of the resources, abilities and opportunities that God has entrusted to our care.
Like the servants in the Parable of the Talents, we will be called to give an account of how we have administered everything we have been given, including our time, money, abilities, information, wisdom, relationships, and authority.
Psalm 125:6 promises, “Those who go out weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves.” In one translation[NRSV], this Psalm is subtitled, “A Harvest of Joy.” Because if the seed we sow is according to God’s commandments, then it is fed and watered by God’s faithfulness and love, not our own. We will each reap a harvest of joy–but in God’s time, not ours.
Thank you for your pledge and commitment to the ministry of Fifth Ave. United Methodist Church.
Together we are Grounded in Faith, Growing in Service, and your gifts help us continue the work God has given us to do.