Mark 12: 42 And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. 43 And 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.”
To God, it’s not about how much we give but why we give and where that giving comes from in our hearts.
The widow in Mark 12 gave all she had, even though it only amounted to two copper coins, what she gave was a true sacrifice. It hurt her finances and living situation to give what she did. In other words she felt her giving.
If we don’t feel the pain of what we sacrifice its not really a sacrifice. I reflect on this when in relation to my wife and kids alot. Most fathers would die for their families but there are less who would live everyday sacrificing for them.
When I am tired, apathetic or just want to be alone I do my best to have the energy and excitement to engage with my wife and kids. It’s shameful to admit I have to conjure up the energy to connect with my family most days, it is a reality in many seasons of my life.
Its the same way in my relationship with the Lord. As much as I love Him and am thankful for His blessings I still need to force myself to spend time with Him or give of myself and my possessions to Him. This iind of giving is truly hard because a strong part of me dosen’t want to sacrifice a thing.
Because of Jesus I am forgiven for these short comings and my efforts and struggles are known to Our Heavenly father that fills me with His grace and mercy daily.
Happy Easter to everyone and thank you to all who read our blog posts. We love all of you and we hope our words can stir your hearts like they stir ours when we write.
For myself, writing is such a wonderful practice to connect to myself spiritually to God, His Word and others followers. I have gained so much wisdom and hope through words in scripture and other Christian reflections, I hope to relay some of those things to you as I continue my daily blog.