Spiritual Reflections on Building Love by Samantha & Lila

Building Love - 2013 Capital Campaign LogoHighland wants to encourage you during our capital campaign to undergird you and your family’s decisions with a spiritual foundation about stewardship. This four-part weekly guide is for you to use for devotional time.


Mark 12:38-44 “Jesus sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, ‘Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.’”

We heard the story of the widow’s mite. It helped to think about what we should do with what we have. People might do different things with their money. Some, if they were very rich might give $100 or some other ones might not give any and some more might give a few dollars. But there are practically none who would give all their money like the widow. Don’t save money for yourself. You can spend money on yourself sometimes but God likes it best when you give it to God or other people. No matter what, God really wants you to give your heart and give your love.

The building work is making more space for children to grow and learn and learn about God that God wants everyone, not just children to do. In church everyone is one big family and in a family you take care of everyone and so we need to make more room for the family to be able to expand and take care of the kids in the family. God takes care of all of us and so we need to take care of each other. We really are building love for God’s people!

~ Samantha and Lila, elementary-aged children