The Widow & Her Mites
When the poor widow approached the offering box to put in her last two mites, she was not seeking any recognition. It was probably something she always did when she went to the temple. But this day her routine act caught Jesus' attention and like the woman who anointed Jesus' feet, the widow's story found its way into the books.
The poor widow could have come up with a few reasonable reasons why keeping her two mites was a good idea. It was all she possessed, it was too small to make a difference, the rich folks would give anyway and still have more than enough left over. Though all these were good reasons and no one would fault her for keeping her paltry money, she still gave. By giving it away, she received divine commendation. “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had." Luke 21:3-4
What you do with your money reveals your priorities. Never think what you have is so small it will not make a difference. Whether it is your money, your time or your talents, in the Kingdom of God every little counts. The widow in Elijah's day thought she had a little bit of flour and oil, just enough to make the last supper for her and her son. Yet, with the Lord's blessing, the little multiplied and became a big blessing.
Contribute your share to your church, in money, time, talents and gifts. In God's eyes, nothing is too small. He will take whatever you can give, so long as it is what you can genuinely afford and is coming from the heart and with the right attitude.