Joyce Parson tells about the time when her three-year-old grandson found a quarter in the driveway as the family was leaving for church one Sunday morning. When they returned home after worship, the little boy pulled the quarter out of his pocket and handed it to his mother. “You can have this money, Mommy. I was going to give it to Jesus, but he wasn’t there.”
First of all, Jesus was no doubt at that church service, even if the little boy failed to sense his presence. Jesus promises to be with us always (Matthew 28:20).
Secondly, Jesus is always ready to accept even the smallest offering we can give to him.
“And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”—Matthew 10:42.