She Gave Everything

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.”

The peasant widow gives from her scarcity. She is stretching herself, even denying herself because she realizes that the source of her provision is not the coins. Her source is God. She is confident that he will provide. Jesus sees her unselfish, faithful heart and knows her giving is more.

What is your source of provision? Is it the coins in your savings account, your job or processions, or is it Jesus?


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