On The Giving Side
How wonderful to receive a gift from a friend.
It always stirs a warm feeling within;
And as happy as we are with the gift,
It’s the thought behind it that gives us the lift,
Making us so very keenly aware
There still are those who truly care.
But a more wonderful thing, I must confide,
Is when we are on the giving side.
Nothing compares with what comes our way,
As we reach out a hand to others each day.
“Give and it shall be given unto you”…
This verse in God’s word is surely true.
He blesses us richly as we reach out;
Teaching us what giving is all about,
And we find it’s not hard at all to believe,
“It’s better to give than it is to receive.”
Lord, as we live each day and in you abide,
Keep us, I pray, on the giving side.
~Connie C. Bratcher
“Freely ye have received, freely give”