Your Two Cents

MAY 9TH, 2020      |       When it comes to giving, most people tend to think more is better. There is this notion that when we give more money or more time, the funds needed to be raised or project to be accomplished will get done faster. While this is true, do we check our motivation when writing the check? Does it make us feel better to do more? And what about those of us who don’t bother because we feel we have too little to offer or a small amount would barely make a dent?

In the parable of the widow who gave two small coins, Jesus says that she gave the most, even more than the wealthy gave. In her heart, the widow wanted to give and be helpful, and she probably knew she wasn’t giving much. However, she also knew the offering was two cents richer, and she wanted to give it even if it was just a small amount.

Don’t stop from giving because you think it’s not enough money or time. One dollar is one dollar more toward a cause. One hour of time is one more hour to get the job done. God can do big things with very little.

Your Two Cents

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.”

–Mark 12:42-43 NIV

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.”

–Mark 12:42-43 NIV

When it comes to giving, most people tend to think more is better. There is this notion that when we give more money or more time, the funds needed to be raised or project to be accomplished will get done faster. While this is true, do we check our motivation when writing the check? Does it make us feel better to do more? And what about those of us who don’t bother because we feel we have too little to offer or a small amount would barely make a dent?

In the parable of the widow who gave two small coins, Jesus says that she gave the most, even more than the wealthy gave. In her heart, the widow wanted to give and be helpful, and she probably knew she wasn’t giving much. However, she also knew the offering was two cents richer, and she wanted to give it even if it was just a small amount.

Don’t stop from giving because you think it’s not enough money or time. One dollar is one dollar more toward a cause. One hour of time is one more hour to get the job done. God can do big things with very little.

Don’t concentrate on the amount you have to give. Pray that God will use what you can give in a very big way.

Lift up to the Lord your time, finances, and talents; and ask Him to use your offerings as needed for His glory.

Theresa Higgins
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