“Jesus…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… 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: For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had…” – Mark 12:41-44
I have felt many times like the widow. In times when there is a little to spare the choice to give seems easy, but on those days when there isn’t enough to go around the decision to give seems more difficult. At those times my faith is tested and I must ask myself if I truly believe Him when He said, “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” – Malachi 3:10
When I can’t seem to make ends meet and things are tight, I know that giving is still the only answer. Throughout my life when I have cast in my “mites”, regardless of my circumstance, the Lord has always kept His promise and thrown open to me and my family the windows of heaven.