We went to eat at a local restaurant. When the waitress arrived to get our drink orders Ava placed her nickel on the table and told the waitress “This is for you.” The waitress seemed a bit stunned and said “Thank you” but left the nickel laying there. When we left it was still there.
It was later that night when the life lesson hit me. Why was Ava so willing to give her nickel before she ate? Because she did not depend on her nickel to provide her lunch for her. She depended on her father to do so. The past had proven that he always had.
It reminded me of the story in the twelfth chapter of Mark. Jesus watches as a widow drops into the offering box all she has, two small Hebrew coins that equaled the least amount of a Roman coin. The reason she did so was because she did not depend on this small amount that in reality could not purchase anything. She depended on her heavenly Father who proved himself faithful for her provision.
Man, how we clutch our money. God’s desire is to prove ...
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