Giving Tuesday, 2021

Dear friends of the Huntley Brown Foundation,

A word from Huntley Brown:
In a season of uncertainty, where there are more questions than answers, where do you look for hope? Where do you turn to navigate the unknown?

Hope is always attached to a challenge. As Romans 8:24 says says, “no one hopes for what they have already.”

Today, if you are feeling hopeless, I have good news: there is hope because God is in control. You may have questions but when you attach your hope to the word of God you will not be shaken. 

Jeremiah 29:11 ( NIV) tell us”
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper
you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

God has plans for you and those plans are to give you hope and a future. With that kind of promise we can all press on. 

Hope is strength in the unknown; hope causes one to hold on when others are giving up. 

Today, hold on to the hope found in the lyrics of this hymn. 
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus Christ, my righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

Have a “Mary Christmas!” As we enter the Advent-Christmas season, we want to encourage you not to lose the true meaning of the season. Let’s remember the story of Mary and Martha in Luke 10 as we find ourselves busy with holiday preparations, that may truly cause us stress and not allow us to fully experience JESUS.

Jesus tells us that HE is the cure for stress and worry. Make room for what matters by considering doing less. Martha was distracted by all of the dinner preparations. Don’t let our culture dictate what you do. Limit your stresses. Simplify. Slow down. Make room for Jesus. It is, as we know, all about HIM. Mary chose Jesus. Sit at His feet.

We need both Mary and Martha, but make sure you still have a “Mary Christmas” where you take time to reflect on the most amazing gift – Jesus.

Luke 10:38-42
38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

Giving Tuesday! On November 30, 2021, we’re uniting for a worldwide celebration of generosity. GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to come together through generosity in all its forms by sharing acts of kindness and giving their voice, time, money, goods, and advocacy to support communities and causes. If you would like to support the Huntley Brown Foundation on GivingTuesday, please click here.

God bless you,

Rev Dr Huntley Brown
Huntley Brown Foundation

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