Over 50% of all donations to The Upper Room are gifts smaller than $50. Thousands of people giving as they are able is what sustains and grows our global ministries.
Each month, regular donors to The Upper Room give amounts ranging from 40 cents to hundreds of dollars. For each gift—and for each giver—we are thankful.
Many of these gifts remind us of Luke 21:1-4.
21 Jesus looked up and saw some rich people tossing their gifts into the offering box.2 He also saw a poor widow putting in two pennies. 3 And he said, “I tell you that this poor woman has put in more than all the others. 4 Everyone else gave what they didn’t need. But she is very poor and gave everything she had.”—Luke 21:1-4
WCNC News in Charlotte, North Carolina recently told the story of one church who also knows the power of a “small” gift, even one of 18 cents. Watch the WCNC News story: Click here to view.
You usually can’t do much with 18 cents. But one homeless man’s donation has people talking, thinking, and remembering Luke 21:1-4. Even those with little to give have something to give others. And what this man has given is priceless.
Note: The homeless man who left the moving note and donation to an uptown Charlotte church wants to remain anonymous, but still may get some help.
Originally posted on the The Upper Room Daily Devotional Guide's Facebook Wall website.