Time to put the saints into circulation

During the darkest hours of World War II, Britain faced a critical shortage of silver for the war industries. Informed of the crisis, Winston Churchill asked if there were any possible sources of silver, however remote.

The answer came back: Yes, the churches, cathedrals, and abbeys held beautiful, sterling silver statues of the saints. From Churchill came the now-famous reply…

“Well, it’s time to put the saints into circulation!”

They did, and the rest is history.

This is a great reminder that everything we own belongs to God and should be available to be used to bless others. I can almost hear your head gently nodding in agreement.

But let me get a bit more personal.

It’s Saturday. It’s the weekend. It’s your chance to relax and have some fun. It’s your day to do as you please. Or is it?

Could this day be more than just another Saturday? Could this be the day that God uses you or something you own to bless a fellow human being?

Are you available to God to be put into circulation today?

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4 responses to “Time to put the saints into circulation

  1. It just so happened that I was needed after all to be featured halftime speaker at Upwards Basketball at my church Saturday. I got the call late Friday afternoon. I had this privilege two years ago, and now once again. Who knows what God will do with those six 6-minute speeches? I’m honored in having the chance to speak to parents, grandparents and the families and friends of the children in this program.

  2. Great post. Great challenge!

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