"God loves a cheerful giver"
Jesus loves you no matter who you are or what you do. Ultimately, He doesn't need anything from you at all... so why does He still want you to be generous toward the church? Well, to Him, it's all about what He is doing deep within your heart. When the Holy Spirit leads you to grow in generosity, He is teaching you to trust in your Heavenly Father more fully to provide for your every need, to love your neighbor more sincerely, and to set your heart more completely on the things of eternity.
All of these are of great value to us at Cross Lutheran Church and School. We believe that making Jesus known in our community is the most important effort in which any of us could ever hope to participate. If you are part of our Cross family, we would love to invite you into this joy of giving toward the greatest mission this world has ever known!
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.