“And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.”
Do you know the most beautiful thing about the story of that widow? It was her heart. She didn’t give out of abundance but even in her want. I believe that was what caught Jesus’ attention.
She had just dropped all she had, despite the fact that she needed more, and had no idea where it would come from.
Dear Christian, what’s your widow’s mite? Are you waiting for the time of abundance before you give? Are you waiting until all your prayers are answered before you lend a helping hand? Are you waiting for everyone else before you do that good that is in your mind to do?
The story in our passage teaches us that we always have something to give—whether in cash or kind. You have a smile, a kind word, a warm embrace, a helping hand, your services or even that little cash to give to that human in your vicinity even if you do not know where your next meal is coming from.
Don’t give because you expect in return. In fact, it’s best to give where you may never be able to receive back.
Further study: Mark 12:42-44, Luke 6:38
Be intentional in being valuable. Your time, smile, prayers, and talents are resources too. Give those first before you complain of having nothing.