Giving Up the Last of My Savings

Written By Ethan Wong, Malaysia

I was attending church one Sunday, and it was time for our offerings to be collected. Usually, I don’t have much money—sometimes, none. But this week, I felt different. It was as if God wanted me to do something. I looked into my wallet, and discovered that there was just one dollar inside.

It was all I had, but remembering the biblical story of the poor widow who gave all she had to the temple (Luke 21:1–4), I took out the dollar and put it in the offering. It was the last of my savings.

Shortly after, a friend sitting in front of me turned around. I hadn’t noticed that she was there earlier. She told me,

“Hey, I just remembered, I owe you one buck.”

That’s when I realized that God was showing me something. The incident may have sounded like a small matter, but it inspired me. It made me remember all the blessings that God has given me. God wants us to give up to Him what we hold most valuable. In return, He has promised that He will always provide for us.

On that day, God told me, “Ethan, giving doesn’t make you poor, because I am there to provide for you. Don’t be afraid.”

Photo credit: Sharon & Nikki McCutcheon / Foter / CC BY

3 replies
  1. Rick
    Rick says:

    Ethan, Yours is a Holy story. Didn’t Jesus give the same example on giving? The sharing of your story inspired you, as well as it did me.


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