Jesus . . . watched the crowd putting
their money into the temple treasury.
Dr. John Broadus, renowned preacher in the last half of the 19th century, vacated his pulpit one Sunday as the collection was being taken and joined those who were passing the plates. He watched the worshipers as they gave.
Returning to his pulpit Broadus said, “My people, if you take to heart that I have seen your offerings this day and know just what sacrifices you have made and what sacrifices you have not made, remember that the Son of God your Savior, goes about the aisles with every usher and sees with his sleepless eye every cent put into the collection by His people.”
Then he read them the story of the “widow’s mite” (Mk 12:41-44).
No one knows her name, but everyone knows her story.
You don’t have to have a
big name to have a big influence.