Through giving, I receive.
The delight in children’s eyes as they open a gift brings joy to the giver. Tears of thanksgiving from someone receiving a helping hand can uplift the heart of the helper. Lending a hand in a friend’s time of need blesses them and me. Jesus taught that we should love others, sharing our time and attention, expecting nothing in return. Doing so we create a situation through which we receive unimaginable blessings in return. Through giving, I receive. I share the blessings I have received and create a circle of love and giving that expands outward from me to bless me and everyone in my world.
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.—Luke 6:38