Parents of little children provide almost everything needed to keep their children alive and healthy. Clothing, shelter, food, and everything essential. We all came into the world naked and dependent on our parents/caregivers. Despite being the little one’s “provider”, I get excited and feel honored when he decides to share his food or anything with me. It warms my heart that he gives back. I am sure many parents feel the same way. Please tell me you get excited when your children buy things for you with your own money or share things without being pressured to do so.
The little one’s cheerful giving and how much I take pleasure in this expression of love reminds me of 2 Corinthians 9:7 ~ Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
God takes pleasure in our giving. When we give our money, time, and substances to God from a place of love and sacrificially, we acknowledge that God is our source and our possessions do not possess us. It is a great honor that we get to give back to the one who has given us all things, even the breath in our lungs. Giving is an expression of love for love gives. If God gave us his best, Jesus, nothing in our lives should be too big for us to give for the advancement of God’s kingdom on earth.