by Carolyn Wooster, Stewardship Co-chair
A steward is someone who cares for someone else’s property. We are a steward of what God has created. God’s love comes down to us in Jesus Christ.
To quote John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” God loved us so much that God sent Jesus to die for us to bring us salvation and new life.
Stewardship practices are a response to the boundless love God has shown us. It means that we are grateful for all that God has generously entrusted to us. As a faithful steward and child of God, it is a privilege to share time, talents and finances, to care for God’s earth and to help our neighbors. Being a good steward can bring great joy and help one grow spiritually.
Motivational speaker Jim Rohm once said, “Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.”