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Friday, April 27, 2007

Blessings From Heaven

I was just reading Mark 12:41-44 the other day, the story of the widow who gave so much of her small amount of money, pretty much all she had (and widows in those times had it really rough).

Here it is from The Message: "Sitting across from the offering box, he was observing how the crowd tossed money in for the collection. Many of the rich were making large contributions. One poor widow came up and put in two small coins—a measly two cents. Jesus called his disciples over and said, 'The truth is that this poor widow gave more to the collection than all the others put together. All the others gave what they'll never miss; she gave extravagantly what she couldn't afford—she gave her all.' "

Those verses really touched my heart, and then I found this inspiring story about a member of Cummings Street Missionary Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Porsche Ward went forward to give $20 of her last $40, even though she was out of a job and had a sick child, and the church collected over $8,000 for her!

Faithfulness is rewarded.


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