"Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand." 1 Chronicles 29:14
This was David's prayer of thanks to God for the gifts the people gave for the building of the temple. Moses probably said something similar in response to the great generosity of the people of Israel who gave for the building of the tabernacle in the desert (Exodus 35-36).
Read Revelation 21:9-27, Exodus 40:16-17,32-38 here. Listen here: When my husband Rob and I were getting married, we had dreams of going camping. We lived in California where it’s easy to get to lots of cool campgrounds in the mountains and on the beach. So on our gift registry, we had the usual household stuff, ...
Acts ends with Paul in prison in Rome with Paul, but we know that's not the end of the story. We don't know exactly what happened to Paul but we do know what happened to the gospel because we received it and celebrate it and tell about it. How has and does and will the story continue here in us today?