Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Deeper Purpose for Saving Money

My son will be graduating this April 5 for the ABCs with Ace and Christi program from School of Tomorrow system which he finished last October. I am so thrilled to see him grow and learn not just academic subjects but also the Biblical values that are in the curriculum he uses.

In the Preschool with Ace and Christi and ABCs with Ace and Christi, there are stories, verses and activities that teach him valuable principles. One particular lesson he learned was saving money. He has a coin bank that we made for one of his lessons and he uses it to put the challenge coins I give him every time I come home with a change in my pocket.

But, the best thing about him learning how to save is his reason for saving. My son has learned a deeper purpose for saving money and that is more than the practical reason of string up for his future and emergencies. The deeper purpose he learned was saving money so he can worship God by being able to give more to God’s work and to other people in need. He is excited to save money in his coin bank so when it becomes full, he can bring it to church and give it as an offering to God and support the needs of the ministry and the people in our church’s feeding program. His purpose and perspective about saving money is a very valuable lesson we learned as a family.