Apr 6, 2009

You Smell Like Jesus!

John :12:1-7 " 3Then Mary took about a pint[a] of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus' feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
7"Leave her alone," Jesus replied. " It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial."

The episode of precious anointing. This chapter has been speaking a lot to me in these days. I wanted to write this during this Easter season, as it relates to it, more than any other time. Mary pours out the most expensive thing she had in her possession at the feet of her Lord Jesus. Poured on Jesus feet, the choicest perfume and wiped His feet with her hair. One might think of her as a big loser, but you know what. If you notice this chapter carefully, you will see the impact of this woman's dedication and submission to her Lord Jesus.

  1. Impact on her home-"And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume." When the woman anointed Jesus feet with her most precious gift, the anointing perfumed her whole house. Her house was filled with the repercussions of the anointing. So will our homes be filled with the precious anointing as we pour out our precious before our Lord Jesus.
  2. Impact on herself -" wiped his feet with her hair. " As she poured that precious perfume on Jesus' feet and wiped it with her hair, take note that perfume, that anointing touched her head too as she surrendered(bent down and wiped Jesus' feet). That anointing was on her head too. No one else's head in that house would smell of that perfume, but hers alone, because she was the one who had made that offering and bowed down.

Conclusion: Dear brother and sister in my Lord Jesus Christ, what precious gift do we have to offer our Lord Jesus Christ, this Easter. Our livelihood, our means of sustenance and our dignity as the hair represents a woman's dignity(1 Cor 11) bring it to our Lord Jesus and pour it out before the Lord and you WILL notice, the anointing fill up your home. And YOU yourself will bear the fragrance of the anointing wherever you go. I cannot help but rejoice in the fact that, that day wherever she would have gone, whomever she would have met, people who came around her would exclaim" Hey lady, you smell just like Jesus." Pour out your life your most precious possession before the Lord and guess what, that investment actually comes back not only on your life, but in your house. Be blessed this season as you reflect on the precious sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross and bring your alabaster jars to our Lord Jesus. He is more than WORTH all of it.

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