“So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18, HCSB).
Have you ever watched an incredible, good-versus-evil action film in a movie theater? Did the heart-pumping, edge-of-your-seat excitement make you cheer for the good guys to win? We all love seeing the good guys fight the bad guys and save the world. Deep down, all of us long to be part of something significant, something that rescues people who need help.
What if the opportunity to change the world has been there all along?
What if it is there right now, and you just can’t see it?
A man from the United States recently went on a mission trip to the Philippines. The trip changed his life; it completely transformed his outlook on the world. On his return, he discovered renewed joy in the job he previously hated, because he knew making money and giving it away would change the world, even when he couldn't see the effects. His priorities flipped, and he took his attention off eternally worthless things and focused instead on things that matter to the kingdom of God.
This is the reality of God's kingdom: the unseen things are most important, but we often miss them for things that don’t matter. But those unseen things—including things so small we just assume they don’t change anything—turn out to have greater impact than we could ever dream. This is the economy of God’s kingdom. He can use one gift to impact both giver and recipient. He can use one act of obedience—giving—to fulfill another call—making disciples.
Do you want to change the world? In the economy of the kingdom, giving to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® (AAEO) is one of the most significant ways you can spend your money. Every dollar of AAEO goes directly to supporting the work of North American missionaries planting churches, sharing the gospel and making disciples of Jesus. Every penny goes toward reaching the 269 million lost people in North America.
Giving to AAEO is a way to invest in the unseen and obey God's call to give. In His hands, gifts multiply. With His power, offerings will change the world.