Given the challenges that many individuals, families, and churches are now facing in the aftermath of the global
economic crisis that began in late 2008, the topic of generosity is more timely than ever before. When our security
is threatened due to a job loss or the possibility of scarcity, we are tempted to lock up what we have stored away.
But we have seen God work in amazing ways as churches and individuals have chosen the opposite approach. Instead of locking away their resources in fear, they have chosen to share what they have with those in need— and their generous giving has drawn attention.