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Old timers (like myself) remember a song we once sang in church called, “There is a Sea.” It was only three verses long but was the basis for the lesson I taught this morning. The first verse talked about the Sea of Galilee which receives “the rippling rills and streams that spring from God or fall from cedared hill.” The verses continues to tell us that what that Sea receives it also gives sending the water flowing on. The second verse was about the Dead Sea and created quite a word picture. After receiving the water it refuses to give. Thus,
It’s Jordan stream now turned to brine
Lies heavy as molten lead
It’s dreadful name doth e’re proclaim
That sea is waste and dead.
The final verse points us to Christ that we might follow his example as one who, in the words of the Apostle Paul, “though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9). They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here are some pictures to illustrate the point. Something more powerful than a picture, however, is seeing one living the principle of giving what we have received.