It’s been a little while since my last post, but I have been thinking during that time! Back in my teenage years (late 60s, early 70s!), there was a gospel song called “Pass It On”. More than sharing the message, it encouraged sharing God’s love. Good advice for all time. This past week, my wife and I got a special treat of that kind. We were invited to enjoy, free of charge, a few days in the Ozarks, just south of Branson, MO, in a luxurious home overlooking Table Rock Lake. Several ministry couples were enabled and encouraged to spend time alone with God, their spouses, and the other couples. The atmosphere was awesome. the view fantastic, the fellowship sweet and the time away from the stresses of home and ministry … priceless!
Three great meals a day, exquisite accommodations and no real agenda or schedule to keep. It doesn’t get much better, especially since it was free! “How?”, you may wonder. It was because the owners of the home and others like them donate their home and money to support a ministry for ministers. God has blessed them and they want to “pass it on” to others. They blessed us for the week and hope and pray that, having been refreshed, we will be able to bless others in our various ministries. Hopefully, we, too, will pass it on.
I wonder what you might have that could be passed on to someone in need – whether physically, emotionally or spiritually. Money, other resources, time? Jesus said to store up for yourselves treasure in heaven, not on earth. He didn’t say we shouldn’t have any earthly treasures, just that we should see them as blessings to pass on!