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The Wonder of a Widow - Pt. 3

This widow’s story has two disciples giving their account of this moment in history. Let’s begin.

As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.” -Luke 21:1-4, NIV 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

How many times do we feel like what we have to give isn’t enough? Our worth is always being challenged and it’s usually smeared in our face that we are not measuring up. Says who?

If you have read your Bible for any length of time, in the old or new testament, you will find Jesus is into turning things right side up. To the observer in this passage, the wealthy were generous and really gave, and may have even gotten fanfare for it. The widow however gets nothing, for she gave almost nothing so it seems. Yet, her act of surrender is still being used as an example today. She wasn’t doing it for others, but her offering made such an impact on these disciples that her account made it into two out of the four gospels. This is what teachers call Gospel Gorgeous, at least Kristi McClelland, an author out of Nashville, TN, does. This widow deeply moved the Lord, which moved the disciples, and is now moving us. Jesus is in the business of multiplying our little into more than enough. Her act of obedience is still affecting us and challenging our surrender to this day. What an impact!! I wonder if she even knew that Jesus was watching her that day? I wonder if they had a conversation. Was there an exchange besides that with the disciples? This story makes me wonder. I hope is causes you to ask deeper questions too. There is goodness to be found inside this little passage that packs a big punch. 👊🏼 Well that’s enough for now. I have an older song called More Than Enough. I will link here. I hope you enjoy it. Until next time,

Keep gliding 🪁

Abiding 🙇🏼‍♀️

& Smiling 😁

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