Just. Wow. Seneca Creek.
Last month I wrote a short blog post about our project to help reduce hunger in our county with a month-long food drive.
I ended my blog with these words:
Wouldn’t it be awesome to fill the pantries to the point where they had to tell us to stop!
Apparently you all decided it would, indeed, be awesome. Because we not only filled the pantry in Germantown HELP, but also Gaithersburg HELP, which had to ask us if we could store the remaining food in our building until they had space for it. In other words, they had to tell us to stop!
Just. Wow! We eclipsed last year’s total of 200 bags by another 100, for a total of 300 bags.
I am humbled and honored to serve at such a generous church. And while I know some of you are not able to be as generous as you might like, together we accomplished something that matters in the heart of our heavenly Father.
Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink…” Matthew 25:34-36
We will continue to work together as a new community to accomplish more things that matter to God in the coming year. Because God’s generosity to us is meant to overflow into this world that he cares so much about. Thank you for modeling the kind of generosity that Paul the apostle mentions to one early church:
You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expression of thanks to God. Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. 2 Corinthians 9:11-13