(Picture of a widow’s mite compared to a penny)
When we talk of resources we often think of what we have or don’t have monetarily. Believe it or not, a high school student with a part time job in the US is richer than most of the world. If you want to see how you stack up you can visit http://www.globalrichlist.com/. You’ll discover you are actually very rich.
Jesus told the story of the widow in Luke 21:1-4. The widow gives an ultimate show of faith in that she was willing to give all she had. It was a sacrifice for her. Everyone else had given out of their wealth but she gave out of her poverty. What amazes me most about the story is that she recklessly gave everything.
One of the other valuable resources we have in this country is our time. We schedule our lives to get the “most” out of it. However, in an effort to squeeze as much as we can in a day in the name of productivity we may miss out on the chance to help another person. What the widow gave cost her something….actually it cost her everything.
I’m so thankful God has blessed us in this country monetarily. Organizations that seek to help others can easily raise millions for specific causes but they struggle to find people willing to serve hands on.
Lately, I’m trying to learn to be more generous. Especially, with my time. What about you?