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HANDSOME IN MY DIRTY CLOTHES


On one of Matthew Rogers’ recent work trips to the Dominican Republic, everyone in the group was encouraged to leave behind any clothes or gear they didn’t want, because someone there could certainly use them. He was just going to give away some of his old worn out clothes. But as he put his dirty work clothes in the pile, he had a change of heart. He thought to himself, “I don’t want this stuff, so why would anyone else?” He put all his dirty, worn out work clothes back in his bag, and pulled out the clothes he still wanted to wear when he got home. Because he loved the people there, he didn’t want to just give junk. Instead he gave away his best. And wore home his worst. He got a lot of stares at the airport when he arrived home, walking around in dirty, ragged clothes and ripped up shoes. But what a wonderful feeling! "The Lord Jesus himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" (Acts 20:35)



SOURCE: Matthew Rogers. Matthew ministers with the Christian Church of Clarendon Hills, IL. Adapted by SermonCentral staff.


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