To give is to love
Often times we don’t give because we’re afraid. We’re afraid we might get hurt, might be used, might be scorned at, and the list could go on and on. Yet 1 John 4:18 says
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear.
How much more should we Christians love others by giving, just like how our Savior gave His very life for us. Many times we think we aren’t rich, thus have nothing to give. But greatest gifts are often gifts that money can’t buy: the gift of a helping hand, a hug, or of an encouraging word. We think of those as small and meaningless, but more often than not, it’s just what others need. And when you have given out of love, you can understand why Jesus said it is more blessed to give than to receive.
I’m very glad I listened to the Holy Spirit’s voice and gave what I could to a sick friend. I was afraid at first, but I took the step anyways. And the blessing in return was greater than I had imagined. :)