Everyone has a place and is included in the Kingdom of God. This week we look at important scripture and spend time reflecting on people in our lives we share common ground with who are in need of the love of God.
He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The temple, the representation of God’s activity in the world, was supposed to be a place where a person in need could experience the healing of God; however, here we find the temple devours the life of this poor widow by taking all that she had left. The words of Jesus help us discover that this woman had given all of herself to the purposes of God. As you reflect on this passage today, remember and pray for the name of someone who has not yet encountered what life is like in the Kingdom of God and that you might be a place of safety where they can experience the love and grace of Jesus.