Monday, 3 June 2013

All That She Had

I have been thinking a bit about a famous story in the Bible: The Widows Mite. I think we are all somewhat familiar with the story. But just in case, here are the few verses that talk of it.

41 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.
42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
43 And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:
44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

So let's think of it for a second. This widow gave all that she could, just two humble mites, or a farthing. That is all she could afford and that is all she gave. There is a scripture in Deuteronomy 16:17 that says:
17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord thy God which he hath given thee.

We need to be giving what we are able to give, whether that is of our money to help the needy, our talents, or our time. We have been given all these things by a loving Heavenly Father. Let's show him how grateful we are by using those things he has given us. All of us are so blessed in a different and unique way. I know that when we give of our substance, whatever it may be, the Lord will bless us with even more abundance that we give.
Click on the image to watch a short video about the widows mite. It is super good!:)

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