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.”
Jesus returned again to the Temple grounds on Tuesday of that week. While He was teaching, He saw an older woman, most likely a housekeeper, who gave the money she had made for that day at her job to the temple treasury. It was the money she would have used for food, to pay a small bill, or to save up for a “rainy day.” Moved to trust God at the most basic level, she literally gave what she had to live on for that day.
Later that same week, Jesus would make an even more sacrificial deposit into all our “‘spiritual” accounts. His willingness to give more than anyone who had ever lived and entrust that to the Father so that we could become rich in Him is a profound truth.
Reflect and give thanks for Jesus’ amazing and grace-filled generosity.
"It is good to give thanks to You, O Lord, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High, to declare Your loving kindness in the morning and Your faithfulness at night."
- Psalm 92:1-2