Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Simply Jesus - Upside down giving

Luke 21

When does a penny value more than £1000. It can do in God's economy.

Jesus and the disciples watched as people filed past to give their offering. A number of rich people put in large offerings then in amongst them a widow filed past and up in 2 mites. The smallest Jewish coin. In our economy we may value the people who gave £1000's more but Jesus saw it a different way.

(v 3 & 4) “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!”

Another translation says some people gave out of their "Abundance" whilst she gave out of her "want".

This reminds me of the time I was left in a crumpled heap as I saw people in a IDP (Refugee) Camp in Uganda come forward and give their offerings at a church service in the open air under a tree. These were the same people that we were trying to help because they had absolutely nothing. I mean nothing.

What a standard that these people and this widow sets. They gave their all. Yes ALL! I bow to their greatness.


Anonymous said...

thanks that was tranquillize message
God bless

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