Little known stories # 4 The Widow who gave two coins Luke 21:1-4

Many noteworthy, significant people in Scripture are unnamed.  Why?  We don’t know.  But they comfort and inform us.  We sometimes feel nameless, invisible, unimportant.  We read their stories and are inspired.

Consider what this unnamed widow might have felt.  ‘I had no idea Jesus was watching me.  I acted not for notoriety, but to give back to God in my poverty.’

Who was this woman?  The widow who gave two mites.  “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. We don’t know her name.  But Jesus does.  And her name will be called in heaven.  Her act is recorded in Luke 21: 1-4 for us to learn the valuable lesson that generosity is not measured by the size of the gift. Name and earthly notoriety pale compared to generosity.