The Forgotten Giver

My eyes were weary. It was an early morning flight, and I was heading down the freeway on the way to the airport. Then it happened. I crested a hill, and there spread before me was a beautiful sunrise.

It was one of those sunrises where the colors of purple and orange are muffled by thousand puffy clouds along the horizon. All I could do was marvel, and say “Thank you Lord for allowing me to see.” My busy world was interrupted by seeing—really seeing.

Funny what happens when you begin to really see. Even at the airport, I noticed the little boy with the curious eyes still clinging to his father’s hand. The cashier was all business, but the guy across from me was caught up in his iphone. I could smile at them all and give them a word of greeting.

Like the sunrise, each of them was part of God’s creation. They were given to me for this day. People not in my way, but people that God was putting in my path to be reminders of Him. But likewise, I realized that God was giving me to them—to be reminder of Him.

Thanks, Lord, for reminding me of your kind and giving nature. Forgive me for how often I forget that you are daily giving. Don’t let me allow you to be The Forgotten Giver.

William F. High is the President/General Counsel of the Servant Christian Community Foundation— Servant’s mission is to inspire, teach and facilitate revolutionary biblical generosity. He may be reached at


One Response to “The Forgotten Giver”

  1. Randy Says:

    Mr. High,

    Your post of Nov. 10, 2010 is like a breath of fresh air. Yes, we can often change things for others with a smile and a kind word. Why wait for God to do a miracle when we can be one, simply because we know the presence of Jesus!

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