A 12 part series discussing stewardship.
By: Barry G. Allen
Mark 12:41-44 “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 fraction of a penny. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, ‘I tell you the truth, 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.’”
In terms of the coins she used this woman made the smallest gift that day, but to Jesus she made the most significant gift to God’s work.
The truth of that experience is:
The gift that counts is the gift that costs.
With God, it’s not the amount, but the proportion,
it’s not the size of the gift, but the size of the sacrifice that really matters.
So remember, in God’s sight the depth of our giving does not depend on the depth of our pockets, but on the depth of our love and commitment.
This story teaches us no person is excluded from the privilege of making a worthy gift to our Lord.