From Insignificance to Significance
Jesus sat down opposite the collection area and watched carefully as people gave their offerings. Some of the rice gave their offering with a flourish, which drew attention to their generosity.
Then Jesus saw the widow who approached humbly and put in two very small copper coins…worth just a fraction of a penny.
Jesus said “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all others. They gave out of their wealth, but she, out of her poverty, put in everything-all she had to live on (Mark 12:43-44).
The insignificant widow gave the most significant gift, not because of the size of her gift, but because of the amount she didn’t keep.