“Blessed and Privileged!”
As undeserving children of God, we have been exposed to a Giver that is unlike anyone from whom we have received a gift in this world. The apostle James points us to this Giver – who never stops giving – with the reminder that “Every good and perfect gift is coming down from the Father of lights (or Creator of the heavenly bodies)” (James 1:17, New International Version). Being continually on the receiving end of God’s blessings, whether spiritual or material, leads us to look at our lives and say, “I am really blessed”! Today, on Promise Sunday, as “blessed receivers of God’s goodness, we have the privilege of bringing to the Lord our promises of subsequent giving action as our faith driven response to our Lord, who sacrificed so much so that we could be on the receiving end of His goodness.