Monday, October 22, 2012

Generations of Generosity

I love the idea of  “Generations of Generosity” because it reminds us that generation after generation followers of Christ have faithfully preserved and proclaimed the Gospel for almost two thousand years. It has been an awesome task and often dangerous. For most of the first three hundred years of the Christian Church it was a crime to be a Christian. The penalty for being a Christian was death in the Roman Empire until 324 AD. For us to remember that those early Christians kept the faith under those conditions makes being Christian in America today seem very easy.

Allow me to give you encouragement and a prayer that you will faithfully respond with the same faith as past generations of Christians to pass along the Gospel message to the next generation. Now it is up to each one of us to take the time to personally examine our faith in God, our commitment to Christ and His church, and live our lives proclaiming the Good News that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God and our Savior.

This can be a time of decisions and grace for you to stand with those early Christians. Think of it they put their lives on the line every day to tell others about Jesus. What does it cost you to tell others about your faith in Jesus? Open your heart and mind to be generous with your faith.