I’ve listened to a lot of sermons today, and I just have to post this one too. It’s also by Mark Driscoll. In it he is preaching on generosity and I think my favorite paragraph is: “2009 is very intimidating. Last month alone 534,000 people lost their jobs. And in Washington state 100 people a day are filing for bankruptcy. It’s a hard season for many. The question is, ‘What is happening?’ And I think one of the things that is happening is that the god of money has died. Jesus calls him mammon. The god of money has died and people are freaking out because their god unlike our God isn’t resurrecting any time soon. And the question is, ‘How are we going to live our life without our god — the one who gave us hope and joy and security and comfort and peace and helped our world on earth be our own little bit of heaven?'”
Financial struggles and uncertain economic times give us an opportunity to rely on Christ like never before. These days help us to remember who God is and who God isn’t. May we crave Christ like never before. Enjoy!