Mark 12:44 for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.”
Every time Ellie celebrates her birthday, she receives many gifts from her friends. They come in various forms like cakes, clothes, and shoes. Most of her friends are wealthy, so the gifts are expensive. But one thing that impressed Ellie the most was a gift given by her best friend. This year, she received a handmade knit sweater. She knew that her friend had taken a lot of time to make that. Her friend says to her while giving the gift, “I know this gift is not as expensive and good as to other gifts. But I hope you can stay warm during this rainy season, Ellie.”
Ellie is touched. She hugs her best friend and said. “This is the best gift I received this year.” She knows her best friend very well, even her family’s financial condition. Her friend saved money to buy wool and knitted it so carefully. This gift became very valuable to Ellie because her friend gave it from a loving heart.
In Matthew 12, the Lord Jesus noticed how many rich people put large amounts of offering money into the offering box. But for Jesus who was most pleased and gave the most was a poor widow who put 2 pennies as an offering, because this widow gave out of her shortage. Yes, our Lord has never looked at the number, however, all the treasures in this world belong to Him. Our giving may be insignificant compared to other people’s giving, but if we give the best of our ability in all limitations, then we have expressed our love for God by sowing uncommon seeds. God seeks and longs for this kind of attitude. He will bless every seed we sow to produce a wonderful harvest.
EXPRESS our love by sowing UNCOMMON SEEDS.
1. What is meant by an uncommon seed?
2. Why do we need love to sow uncommon seeds?
3. Think about what you could sow as uncommon seeds a manifestation of your love for God.
“Jesus, help us to be able to express our love to You by sowing uncommon seeds. We believe that every seed we sow will bear fruit. Thank you, Lord. In Your name Lord Jesus, we pray. Amen.”