What do teachers, journalists, and parents have in common? They ask questions that help people to think through a situation, or deliver the desired response. God knows how to ask probing questions, but his tend to transform an ordinary situation into something extraordinary. Like the time God asked Moses what he had in his hand. It turned out to be a stick. Or the time Jesus asked his disciples what food they had. It turned out to be a boy’s meager lunch. In both situations, God took what was offered and did the miraculous – he turned the stick into a mighty rod that delivered thousands of people from an oppressive ruler, and took a few pieces of bread and fish and fed thousands of hungry people. As we enter a new year, that is a good question to ask ourselves: What do we have, or better yet, what have we been given, in terms of talents, resources and abilities, that can be turned into something extraordinary? The key, as we saw, is that we need to offer it first. What does that really mean? Join us as we start our series on Stewardship. And prepare for an ordinary year to be turned into something extraordinary.
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