Giving is better than receiving. We’ve all heard it many times. So much so that we’re likely to just brush it off. Giving can be better than receiving. But sometimes, sometimes I think we have to give in order to receive. I’m not necessarily talking about money or material things. I am talking about serving in the church though. I serve in many places and give much of my Sundays to others. But by giving my service, I receive so many insights from God. So many little nuggets of things from my Bible that touch me in unbelievable ways. We shouldn’t have to receive material things for our service for the Lord. We should serve Him because we feel as though serving Him for the rest of our lives could never make up for what He did for us on the cross. And we should be thankful for the things we do receive, material or not. Because Jesus could have chosen to not come to the Earth to die for us. He didn’t have to. Sometimes I think we forget that. That He never had to do anything for us. He chose to give his life. He chose to spend 33 years on this wicked planet around people who hated Him. He chose. He didn’t have to. And we should be thankful.