Two Mites


Mark 12:41-43 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:

Edmund Burke once said “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.” This rings so true in God’s economy. I wonder how many times the Lord isn’t able to do a great work because through us because we come with the mindset that, because I can’t give a lot, I won’t give at all. Or rather, because I can’t do a lot, I won’t do anything. All Moses had was a walking stick. David had a little strip of leather. Samuel had two ears that were sensitive to God’s voice. Esther had a voice that she used, though trembling, to do a great work. Gideon had a lamp. And the list could go on.

My prayer today is that I’d lay my ability, or yet, lack of ability, before the Lord, and allow Him to use the little that I have, that He might use “the weak things” to see great things done for His glory. This widow lady’s giving has been used to raise, no doubt, millions of dollars since she gave it. Let us never do nothing because we could only do a little.

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