I called a donor to thank them for a very generous donation. We got into an emotional conversation about serving the Lord. This sweet donor said that she knew what it was to have much, then lose it all. Now she has more than she needs, so she wants to give back to the Lord all that He has given her. She said that she would not have gotten to the point of wanting to give it away had she not gone through such a difficult time. Several times during our call she choked up, and one time so did I after she talked about the parable of the talents. It’s not just a story, she said, but what we are to do with our resources. We could hoard it away, she continued, but we know how that part of the story goes. She went on to talk about how she often gives where the Lord calls her to give and can’t wait to see our Savior face to face and hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
I hung up the phone, and felt like I was the one that was encouraged.