The Million Dollar Donation !!

One of my ministry’s sponsors gave an extra donation this month, and along with it an apology. “I wish it could have been a million dollars,” she told me. Little did she know. It was not the amount of her donation that mattered, but it was that she gave from her heart and expressed her confidence in the work I am doing for the Lord. God can do anything with that seed sown from her heart, and Jesus Christ Himself set the precedent for this lesson long ago when a widow woman tossed a couple of coins into the offering instead of all the riches the wealthy people were giving.

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What did Jesus have to say about this infinitely small donation? He honored her giving from her poverty more than those who gave from their wealth. The next time you choose to hold back from giving because you don’t feel you have enough, think again. Give from your heart. Give from your lack. For it is this very giving the Lord God almighty honors.

Have you ever felt like you shouldn’t give because you don’t have enough? Remember the one Jesus honored. The widow with a couple of coins.

And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. 42And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny.f 43And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. 44For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.” Mark 12:42-44 ESV

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