Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Two Small Copper Coins

Luke 21:1-4
He looked up and saw rich people putting their gifts into the treasury; he also saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. He said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; for all of them have contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on.”

too often I admire
the amazing saints
people like Mother Teresa or Martin Luther King Jr
and think...
there's no way I could be like them.
There's no way I could be used by you like them.
They did such outstanding things with their lives.

But Lord Jesus,
you not only saw the simple widow
giving her two small copper coins
you highly valued her contribution!

I wonder:
What are my "two small copper coins" that you value?
In what small way did I give expression to my faith in you
that helped to build your Kingdom?

Remind me today
that the same eyes of Christ
that saw and valued the widow’s contribution,
Those same eyes of Christ
see the very best in all I do.

what gift you would like to put in the treasury today?

Today's prayer reflection is based on thoughts from: http://pray-as-you-go.org/prayer/?uid=5206

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