Tuesday, March 8, 2011


I love the story of the poor widow in 
Luke 20:45-21:4

[45] While all the people were listening, Jesus said to his disciples, [46] "Beware of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and love to be greeted in the marketplaces and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. [47] They devour widows' houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely."
[21:1] As he looked up, Jesus saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. [2] He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. [3] "I tell you the truth," he said, "this poor widow has put in more than all the others. [4] All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on."

The monetary value of her offering was less than two cents, but in God's economy it was worth more because of her heart  behind the giving.  Our heart matters to God.  This is so encouraging to me and that is what I thought about while I was painting this.

by Cheryl Harris White
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 46"