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Jesus the Generous — Generous in Every Way

Have you considered Jesus?

Think about him. Just a simple glance through the scriptures shows that everywhere he went, he always seemed to touch people, to change them, to make them better. Whether through a kind word, a powerful rebuke, a touch of his hand,  a spoken word of healing, or through prayer, everywhere he went, he left in his path a wake of change.

Take a simple stroll through the gospel of Luke:

  • in Capernaum, he healed a demon-possessed man;
  • at Peter’s house, he healed Peter’s mother who had a fever;
  • still at Peter’s house, he labored long into the night taking care of those with disease and demons;
  • he healed a leper;
  • he healed a paralytic;
  • he healed a man with a withered hand;
  • he taught the multitudes;
  • and along the way, he called disciples to a new vocation.

And note, all of that activity is before Luke 7—there’s still a lot more to go. Amazingly, the gospel of John tells us, “Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written” (John 21:25).

Pause for a moment. The scriptures tell us that crowds gathered around Jesus—just to touch him and be healed. How many of those stories were left unrecorded?

Jesus calls us to be like him—to be generous in every way as we go through life. Our call is to reach out and to provide a good word, a healing touch, an act of kindness. The world has never been the same since Jesus, and he intends that our world should not be the same as the result of our path through it.

About Bill High

Bill is CEO of the Signatry: A Global Christian Foundation. He works with families, individual givers, and financial advisers to share the foundation’s message regarding biblical generosity and charitable giving. » Learn More. He is the co-author with David Green of Giving It All Away and Getting It All Back Again: The Way of Living Generously.

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