NOTHING AND EVERYTHING


NOTHING AND EVERYTHING
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

And He looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. And He also saw 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 that living that she had.”
Luke 21:1-4
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Christ’s eye is drawn to the different one:
The vulnerable,
Lone,
Overlooked,
Left-over one.
Looking beyond the blindness of the religious, powerful, and wealthy,
His eye remains steady and transfixed on the beautiful silent widow.
She is loved by Him, known by Him ...
Understood by Him.
She is a beautiful captivator.
“She” is the participant in the crowded audience that garners Christ’s attention;
She is the giver who identifies best with His mission.
She is the woman who, with deliberate intention, knows how to give in intimate expression.
With a single drop of the coin she says nothing and everything all at once …
And she is rewarded by the commendation of her Savior.
Did she feel Christ’s presence that day so near?
I think so.
Did she experience the watchful care of the Holy One upon her?
I’m guessing she experienced a presence of Christ that the others had never even come close to.
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Quietly and deliberately she slips away from the milling masses congregating around Jesus and she turns and walks toward home.
It’s been a good day.
In giving herself to Christ ...
He gave Himself to her.
And there are some things that money just can't buy.
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“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”
-Jim Elliot