“She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.”
Have you ever met one of those women who may not have had much, but whatever she had she gave to the Lord for His glory? I have been privileged to know several. One who always stands out was my grandmother.
Nanny didn’t have much, but she did what she could. She was a preacher’s wife, a godly mother, and an active church member with a loving heart for people. Everything she did pointed people to Jesus.
She reminded me of Mary of Bethany, Lazarus’ sister, who had an alabaster box of ointment. She didn’t have much, but she used what she had to honor and glorify the Lord.
Her sacrifice caught the attention of the people all around her, many of whom murmured against her. Can you relate with Mary today? Perhaps you have given what little you have to the Lord in His service, only to have people murmur and complain about your sacrifice.
Remember what Jesus said as He rebuked the complainers: “Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me.”
If you are doing a good work for the Lord, don’t let the opinions, suggestions, and complaints of others stop you. Continue to use your alabaster box for the Lord’s glory, and you too can be like Mary of Bethany…
“Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.” Mark 14:9
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