A man who made his yearly visit to the church began to get worried as the offering plate began to circulate through the room. He fidgeted and fumbled and finally took a dollar bill out of his pocket.
Just before the offering plate passed by he was tapped on the shoulder by the man behind him. The man leaned forward and handed him a $20 bill.
Figuring it was the custom of the church he happily threw in the $20 bill. He turned and thanked the man for such a kind gesture.
The man behind replied, “You are so welcome, it fell out of your pocket!”
I love that story.
If you are ever tempted to hold back your giving. . .remember the promises that God gives to those who faithfully and cheerfully give.