A Beautiful Thing…

During my quiet time this week I have been going over and over this story…  

While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table. When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked.  “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”  Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me.  The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me.  When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.  I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”  (Matthew 26:6-13)

After reading this same story in the other Gospels, it really opened my eyes.  (Mark 14:3-9, Luke 7:37-38 and John 12:1-8).  What really stuck out at me was that she did not realize what she was doing was super important.  Also, in John’s Gospel Jesus says that it was intended that she save this perfume for this occasion. 

I guess this passage just make me wonder if I am using my life to do beautiful things.  Doing things that are unknown to me as beautiful but that the Lord sees it that way.  I sure hope so.  I hope that my legacy is filled with beautiful moments for God’s glory.


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