She . . . put in everything—
all she had to live on.
This was Jesus’ last trip to the Temple.
And this was his last observation in the Temple: He “watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury.”
And these were his last words in the Temple: “This poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”
This widow’s gift has inspired more generosity than all those other gifts combined. The late Burton Coffman said her influence “has constructed many a church house and subscribed many a budget.”
R.C.H. Lenski wrote: “As he sat and watched over against the treasury chest in the Temple court, so he now looks down on every giver and every gift offered in his church.”
God measures donations
not by the size, but by the sacrifice.