/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// // // /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// var title="THE WIDOW'S MITE"; var title2="Lesson 23"; var max=18; Text=new Array(18); aposstr=new String; speechstr=new String; aposstr="'"; speechstr='"'; for (var x=0; x<=max; x++) { Text[x]=""; } Text[0]=' 1. It was spring-time in the land of Palestine. Soon it would be time for the great Passover festival. Many people were on the road traveling to Jerusalem.'; Text[1]=' 2. Jesus and His disciples, too, were traveling to Jerusalem to worship God in the temple at the Passover festival.'; Text[2]=' 3. The city of Jerusalem was crowded with many people who had come from many parts of the country for the important religious feast.'; Text[3]=' 4. Every morning and every evening, there was a special time of prayer at the temple. Many people came to the temple to pray to God and to worship Him.'; Text[4]=' 5. These people as part of their worship also brought gifts for God to the temple.'; Text[5]=' 6. In the temple there was a special place where people put their "thank-you" gifts into a money-box.'; Text[6]=' 7. The people loved God and His temple. They were happy to bring their gifts to show their love for God.'; Text[7]=' 8. Jesus sat down and watched the people bring their gifts for God.'; Text[8]=' 9. Some of the people brought only small gifts.'; Text[9]=' 10. Others brought big gifts, but they still had much money left over. They were rich.'; Text[10]=' 11. Jesus sat and watched as these rich people put their gifts into the moneyboxes.'; Text[11]=' 12. As He was sitting and watching Jesus saw a woman come in. She was very poor. She was a widow.'; Text[12]=' 13. This poor woman had only two small pieces of money. This was all she had.'; Text[13]=' 14. But this woman loved God and trusted Him. She put both pieces of money into the box.'; Text[14]=' 15. When Jesus saw this, He called His disciples together.'; Text[15]=' 16. Jesus thought how the woman looked when she brought her gift.'; Text[16]=' 17. Then Jesus remembered that all the others had given God what they had left over.'; Text[17]=' 18. But this poor widow gave God all she had! She knew that her Heavenly Father takes care of those who love Him.';