I recently wrote to the husband of the overwhelmed mama. The memory of my health crash is still so fresh in my memory and I never want to take for granted the renewed strength God has given me. I am so thankful! When I was in the throws of my illness I wrote this post and today I think it profitable to meditate on these things again. So many ways to apply them no matter what stage of strength we are at!
And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.
And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.
And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:
for all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.
Mark 12: 41-44
What are your two mites?
The Lord has given me some health issues over the years. My strength seems so limited and it discourages me. I see the energy and vibrancy of so many other moms out there. I seem to flag after one activity. I have groaned, moaned and complained. Oh, to be like “so and so”. I could be such a better mother! Readers, can you relate at all?
But, a visit with my pastor’s wife gave me something to think about.
Am I content with the two mites the Lord has given me?
Yes, it is ok to pray for more strength and ability to fulfill our callings..and it is good to do so.
But, if He denies this, am I content and happy to give the Lord my two mites? Or, will I chafe and covet that others have been given more mites than I have been?
And how am I using those two mites. Do I keep them in my pocketbook, thinking the Lord surely can’t be pleased with such a small offering? Or do I gladly give them. Grateful to have two mites to give to the Lord. Surely, the Lord sees and is smiling on those limping moms who are daily offering up their two mites in faith.
So reader, are you thankful for your two mites?