There was a Pastor of an Evangelical Church, who had received a burden for one of his members. He decided to pray and fast about how he could help this member, because he was very much in need, but it seemed there was more to it than was apparent.
One day, God told him to collect an offering for the man, without revealing his intentions. So before the service ended on that fated Sunday, the Pastor invited everyone to give a second offering as though they were lending to God, because “someone here really needs it”.
Some people were skeptical, so refused to give. Others thought they were too broke to spare any more change. Still there were those who decided to trust the Pastor and give, believing it’s all for God.
When the basket came to the man in need, his face was fallen. He hadn’t given the first offering because all he had with him was his bus fare home. He didn’t understand why the pastor was asking poor people to give! Shouldn’t they give to him instead?! He had been asking for help since, as his daughter was very ill and he had recently been made redundant…
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