The Poor Widow’s Offering
“Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.
Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”” – Mark 12:41-44 NIV
It was during Thanksgiving week. Up until now, I’ve been living well. I’ve always had a roof over my head, and never went hungry. I was able to complete my college education, and looking back, I see that the Lord has indeed been good to me. I never lacked opportunities for work.
In this, I am blessed.
While watching people give offerings and tithes to God, I was reminded of this verse.
No matter what happens, my hope and prayer is that I will never forget God – His goodness, His abundance, even in times of desperate need. May I follow the widow’s example – even in need, Lord, I pray that I will always honor You first with all I am and with all I have.