Open up the skies of mercy
And rain down the cleansing flood
Healing waters rise around us
Hear our cries Lord let 'em rise
It's Your kindness Lord
That leads us to repentance
Your favor Lord, is our desire
It's Your beauty Lord
That makes us stand in silence
Is better than life
Scripture Reflection: Luke 21:1-4
1As he looked up, Jesus saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. 2He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. 3"I tell you the truth," he said, "this poor widow has put in more than all the others. 4All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on."
Lord this is one that catches me every time I read it...in your kingdom more does not mean more. More does not translate into dollars and cents. Giving to your kingdom is about giving not out of much, but giving even when I don't know how I am going to make the ends meet. Is it possible that the economy of heaven works differently than in the free market? Your economy Lord is based not on taking but on giving. When you said that she gave more than all the others? Did that mean that because of her giving more was able to be done with her less than with all the rest that was given with such fanfare and flash?
Why is it Lord that I think that more is always what you want...that more is always more? So many times less is really more. I can get stuck in trying to make it all work out in neat little rows of added numbers, but that is not how more is achieved in your kingdom.
Can it be that real impact for your kingdom comes as I sacrifice to see your work go forward? It is in the giving and depending on you that real and lasting change takes place. Giving can be done is so many different ways...in giving of time, energy, money and skills. All of them are a part of the equation. It amazes me that you allow me to be a part of that process of giving, and of the process of effecting change.
Lord teach me the lessons of giving to your kingdom even and especially when I don't know how all the ends will meet. Be in this day that will begin in just few hours.