The Widow’s Offering
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. 42But 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.”
I enjoyed my Christmas, it was nice. But I found myself saying most of the day, ” I don’t get this.” I think I am growing in my walk with the Lord, because the gift-giving thing; compared to the glorious birth of our King, has such differences.
I got a Chanel bag, and I do love it, because my mom got it for me. But I’ll tell you. It is just a brand name.
It has no sparkle, no funkiness…its just a bag. I also got some beautiful jewelery…but again, I really would have been fine with a friendship bracelett.
I loved the ” Believing God” study with Beth Moore, mostly because we were told to tie a blue ribbon or thread around our wrist. It was to signify that we acknowledge the commands of the Lord in heart and by our eyes.
Something so simple. It wasn’t anything special. But to me, it truly was.
Its important to give from the heart, and it is not always about money you have to spend.
I make it a point to write something specific in Christmas cards every year. Its the way I use my gift of writing, though I have this blog, its more important to me how it will touch others hearts.
People no matter how well we know them, even a stranger, can leave a lasting impression on our lives. Years down the road they come to mind, and we recall their kindness with a smile.- A. Sarich
I wrote that in everyone’s card this year.
We have to get away so much from gift giving from stores, or at least try to see what we can accomplish without using so much money.
Afterall sometimes giving gifts is something we do because we don’t know what to say to someone.
We should start knowing what to say, no matter who the person is.
Everyone wants to know their worth. EVERYONE.
I don’t know this is just something that has really been on my heart. Treat people well, and completely, don’t give others leftovers after a long day, or week, make it a point to spend time with someone, make it a point to KNOW what to say. Even if you have to take a long time to think about it.
In all honesty, I know people don’t write others, because they don’t want people to ” know” them that well, we rather be lost in a sea of people, where people only can acknowledge are face, talk for a few minutes…then we hide behind that fascad. There is nothing more to us. When there is.
So today I challenge you. Get a piece of paper, and send a letter to someone you’ve already given a gift to.
And tell them that you forgot to add something that has been on your heart about them.
It will make a difference in their day.