Your gift reflects the beauty of a friendship strong and true,
And I hold it doubly precious just because it came from you!
Your heart reflects God’s selfless love—it’s plain for all to see,
For it’s filled you so completely that it overflowed on me!
Your care reflects God’s faithfulness—He’s promised to attend,
And has once again provided, through the kindness of a friend.
Your joy reflects the truth that giving brings a blessing, too—
With humble heart, I offer praise to God and thanks to you!
May the blessings you receive be as sweet as the blessing you have given!
For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves; And . . . first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God. But this I say, . . . he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; He hath given to the poor: His righteousness remaineth for ever. Now He that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;) Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God.
II Corinthians 8:3, 5; 9:6, 8-12