In Luke 2 and Mark 12, we are introduced to an unnamed woman, an overlooked character, a forgotten widow.
As Jesus is in the Temple observing givers give their offerings, he witnesses this widow give two small mites (coins). Hear the power of Jesus' statement of this woman's act:
"...This widow has given by far the largest offering today. All these others made offerings that they'll never miss; she gave extravagantly what she couldn't afford - she gave her all!" Luke 12:1-4 MSG
The beauty of this solitary moment in history is that we see this woman give sacrificially, out of her love for God. And more than that, God saw and took note - not just saw, but recorded it in the pages of history.
Annually, the Women's Ministry of Indiana are going to "adopt" a cause, a project, a group that we are compelled by God to bless with an offering. Our challenge to you is to give, to give your best, to give a gift, not from your surplus, but from your heart. And trust that God will see and will acknowledge for all time your sacrifice of love.