Yesterday, I felt a little bit like the widow in the Bible that gave her two mites. These pretty girls and I went to get a car wash, and I was very impressed with the service. Two young men were very thorough with hand-drying my van, and I wanted to give them a tip. But… I only had $1.25 in cash.
I sat there in my van, battling with myself. Do I give them all I have, and express gratitude, even though $1.25 isn’t really much of a tip? Or do I just drive away, thank them with a smile, and be sure to bring more next time? I felt a little foolish, but I rolled down the window and offered my $1.25 tip. It was everything I had today.
Sometimes in life, we only have just a little bit to give. Sometimes financially yes, but I’m talking more emotionally, physically, and mentally.
We have a choice. Do we give all we have, and express gratitude, even if we feel a little foolish? Or do we brush it off, smile, and commit to another time… even if that time never actually comes around?
I want to challenge you, and myself, to always give whatever we’ve got. Financially. Emotionally. Physically. Mentally. Because momma, it is enough. You are enough.
“And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, ‘Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For … they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.'”Mark 12: 43-44; King James Version
Even though her two mites were a meager contribution, to the Savior her gift was of supreme value because she gave everything. In that moment, the Savior fully knew the widow, for her gift showed Him her heart. The quality and depth of her love and faith were such that she gave knowing that her “want would be supplied.” – Elder O. Vincent Haleck.
If we give all that we have, our hearts will be strengthened, we will be supported by those who love us, and by the God who created us. You are an amazing momma. Because every day, you give everything you have, even if it’s only two mites. Your efforts will always be enough. You will always be enough. Because God made you, and He does not make mistakes.