The Anointing




she walks hesitantly but with determination to the door and knocks

leper Simon opens the door

she does not turn and run from the disease

her disease was worse--spiritual leprosy

she enters the house, alabaster jar in hand--the best she had to give

she bows at His feet, tears streaming down

washes the feet of Jesus in rivulets of remorse

anoints his head with perfume poured from alabaster jar

simon refers to her as sinner, questions Jesus about her presence

disciples question wisdom of emptying alabaster jar of pure nard--could be sold, money given to the poor

Jesus explains that she is preparing Him for burial

Jesus is preparing her for burial

burial of a lifetime of sin and shame

He is preparing her for resurrection

resurrection of love that had died

love that will now love much

because it has been forgiven much

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she poured out herself in worship to Jesus

her community viewed it all

will we do any less?


a repost from past pages

thanks to Polly at www.bannerofblessings.blogspot.com for the beautiful photo


Link to Lenten Reading--Day 35--The reading today is wonderful and about the woman with the alabaster jar--It blessed me.


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