Luke and The Lost
If we desire all that God wants to give then we must first give our all to Him. This is a small price to pay. A widow, at the end of the giving line, does just that and Jesus notices.
Luke 21, The Message
1-4 Just then he looked up and saw the rich people dropping offerings in the collection plate. Then he saw a poor widow put in two pennies. He said, “The plain truth is that this widow has given by far the largest offering today. All these others made offerings that they’ll never miss; she gave extravagantly what she couldn’t afford—she gave her all!”
Jesus looked up from previously observing the religious elite making a lot of banging noise with their offerings and words. This moment of noticing a quiet widow comes after telling the disciples to watch out for those who use religion to get what THEY want by exploiting people like this widow and others. It is a perfect, powerful segue from misuse of power to the faith of one widow who gave her all. Jesus notices. Let that sink in.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I am reminded also of what your servant Paul told us about Your love, that if I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. I don’t want to make a lot of noise to be heard, I only want to love You back with all I have within me and be all you intended for me to be. Speak to our hearts, Lord for we are listening.
In Jesus Name, Amen