Monday, December 22, 2008

A Great Gift

"As he looked up, Jesus saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. "I tell you the truth," he said, "this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on."

One of my best friends went to Israel this past summer. She prayed and looked but could not find the perfect gift for me. There were many junky souvenirs sure but she wanted the right gift.

So then she had the thought of the widow's mite which is listed above. She brought this shekal back from Israel to remind me to always give all I have to Jesus. This is the most wonderful and thoughtful gift. And get this she was sure to tell me that this was not my birthday or Christmas present either. What a friend!

She knows me and knows what is important to me. She knows how much I love Israel. She is mindful of those things. Do you know God knows us even better than that? He is the giver of all good gifts and the perfect and most complete gift was given in Jesus--that is why we celebrate Christmas.


Cheri said...

What a beautiful gift!

Susan Skitt said...

How thoughtful. I love Israel too, God's chosen people!

ocean mommy said...

Beautiful! Love it...what a thoughtful gift. :)


Christina said...

Truly that is an awesome gift.

I feel so bad for Israel right now. Taking a beating from Hamas. What a bunch of idiots. Boy don't I sound like a first grader, name calling. But what can I say.

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