“And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.”
She was once again at His feet.
She brought her alabaster box to the feast.
This box was very precious to her.
Within it was a pound of ointment of spikenard.
She chose to not just open it, but to shatter it into pieces.
She wanted to give Jesus every drop of what she had.
He was worthy of sacrifice.
When the critics spoke against her, Jesus spoke for her.
“And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me.”
She knew there was not much time left.
“For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.”
She could have chosen to give a little, or even most, of what she had.
Yet she willingly chose to give everything she had, even if it hurt.
Mary of Bethany also serves as an example of what blessings await us when we are willing to be broken for Him.
Ezekiel 47-48 | Hebrews 2 | Psalm 103-104
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