And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. (Acts 4:33–34)
I love potluck meals. This style of sharing meals is fun and easy to handle, especially if the host prepares a menu and assigns specific dishes for those attending. After the food arrives and the table is set, there is no such thing as my meal or your meal, but rather our meal.
When the apostles were together testifying of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, they worked together and all the believers were one in heart and mind. No one had a need for anything, because they were provided from within their team. They shared their belongings just like those from within the same family who get to partake in everything the family has even if they, personally, did not have to work for it.
I have attended potluck dinners at times when I could not contribute much, and yet no one made me feel like I was worth less than others. In the same manner, I have, in some instances, contributed more than what was asked of me, and I did not expect any special treatment because I was generous with my contributions.
It is when the heart is set on material things that greed sets in and people fail to be grateful or kind. Treating others fairly makes sharing easy and kindness soothes the souls of those in need.
Praise God for what you get to share with others.
Luska Natali is a native of Brazil who is passionate about God, her family, learning new languages (she fluently speaks three), and meeting people.
© 2020 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.