Offering Meditation from Sunday, August 14th, delivered by Steve Clifton:
Everything Midas touched turned to gold. He thought it was a blessing. He found it to be a curse. His food was turned to gold. His child turned to gold. Here [as we give our gifts during our offering] we see the reverse of the Midas touch. God turns our gold into truth and comfort; into a voice proclaiming the good news; into a hand helping the sick; into a force striking free the chains of sin; into life everlasting. We bring our money so that he may transform it into something truly valuable.

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