Notes: December 11, 2009

The Widow’s Mites

It’s not how much you give; it’s how much you have left.

Luke 21:1-4, Mark 12:41-44

  • Have you ever watched how some people present their offerings in church?  Jesus did (v. 1).
  • Some folks contribute larger sums than others.
  • But Jesus especially recognizes the poor widow who gives the little that she has.
  • By Jesus’ math, she has given more than the others—not in quantity, of course, but in quality. Her little contribution is greater in his eyes than the large sums that the rich could easily afford to give.