Yesterday Marylu and I went to the Ko-ko-mah encampment as we do every year. We love the smell of campfires cooking food, crafts and arts done in an 1800's style, the music, the costumes, the re-enactments.
When parking car, I thanked the attendant and said, "This must be a pretty boring job."
He said, "No, it really isn't. It's a chance for me to give back to the community."
The idea of giving a little back is a Biblical idea; we worship God not to repay Him -- for we cannot -- but to give some of our thought, our attention, our time to Him.
When we grow as Christians or even as human beings, sometimes we have opportunity to lighten the load of others by helping them through some of the difficult times we have been through. These ideas are part of our text.
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Contributed by Jerry Flury on Sep 27, 2002
When we think of stewardship, we often see it merely as a matter of our giving of money to God and the church. Giving of tithes and offerings is an important aspect of stewardship, but secondary. Stewardship is a reflection of my relationship with God.