Do you have a piggy bank? Piggy banks may be old-fashioned, but they can also be a lot of fun. Bills are sometimes hard to put into a piggy bank, as they get stuck in the slot. But it is fun to drop coins into a bank and listen to the clink they make. Of course, it is exciting when the piggy bank is finally full and you can open it and be surprised by how much you have saved.
As a young mother Ellen White didn’t have a piggy bank, but she did find an old sock where she began saving anything she could spare from the household budget. Many months later her husband, James, came home discouraged. It was time for the next edition of the church paper to be printed, but they had run out of paper. They needed a huge amount of money to buy paper. Everyone at the office had been praying for a miracle. Then Mrs. White remembered the sock. They emptied it onto the kitchen table and counted it out. As the piles of coins grew, so did their excitement. They found that they had just enough needed to get the paper. God used the old sock bank to answer everyone’s prayers for the needed paper.
Wouldn’t you like to be part of a miracle? You can be, by saving for a special project to help others or by giving a mission offering. You can also be part of a miracle by smiling, or being a good friend.
—From Ellen G. White: The Early Years, vol. 1, p. 272.
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