You ever heard of the “Widow’s Mite” (Luke 21:1-5)? She did what she could with the resources that she had.
I know a little widow woman who did not have much left after her husband died of Alzheimer disease. She missed her husband (that she had cared for even through his illness), but she loved the Lord and she loved her church.
It came time for the church to do an expansion program because the congregation had totally outgrown the present facility. But she had no money to give for the extra project. Oh, she was faithful with her tithe, though she always wished she could do more.
Now this little widow came from Puerto Rico and knew about working hard. She came up with an idea of making burritos and selling them, then giving the proceeds to the church building project. The church family helped her with ingredients some, but it was her labor of love and sweet spirit that sold over $1,000.00 of burrito’s for God’s work! Out of her meager wealth, God blessed the love in her heart, and she gave more than most people! All because she allowed God to use her and would not let her limitations stop her.
As the widow in the scripture in Luke was commended by Jesus because she gave what she could, so today we don’t have to let our limitations stop us from giving to the Lord our best, even letting Him lead us beyond what we think “is all that we can do”. Her story was recorded in Scripture for a reason. We can learn by it. And when we do, watch and see what God will do with it to grow our church (2 Peter 3:18), it has the power to change attitudes, to change circumstances, and to open the door for the Holy Spirit to do Amazing Things (Ephesians 4:30-32)!