giving and receivingMoreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only. Philippians 4:15 NIV


For God so loved the world, He gave

The world received Him not

Never understanding Jesus’ power

To cleanse our sins, stains and spots


The good news is freely given

Not to be hoarded or capped with a seal

River of life, ever flowing

Thirsty souls receiving what’s real


Needs can be found, everywhere you look

Donate, support, partner, give

A little here and a little there

Closed ears, I’m tempted to live


The open hand receives what’s given

Others may take what is lying there

Closing the fist, stops the flow

Happy hearts find joy in the  share


Loyalty stays connected

Relationships abound in care

Your needs touch my heart

Wherever you are, I’ll be there