“A Beautiful Thing”…
Matt 26:6-13 “beautiful” The Greek word has an aesthetic as well as ethical meaning. Mary’s act of devotion was costly and unusual… servant hearted and exposing actions… done merely to care for Jesus… shown especially in the emphasis here of pouring on Jesus’ feet, not his head.
All four gospels have an account of a women anointing Jesus. John’s 12:1-11, seems the same as in Mt26:6-13, Mk 14:3-9 while in Lk 7:36-50 is different.
The WORD that stands out here this morn to this heart – “beautiful”, again, as meant in The Greek of both aesthetic AND ethical… By Mary this being done too- In her whole heart – ALL giving spirit to Jesus she did what she could and she knew in spirit to so. No other explanation called for, in spite of the culture, time, and indignation even of the others by it. Not weighing cost or porper order, procedures… DOOING ALL THAT SHE COULD FOR JESUS WITH A POURED OUT SERVANTS HEART GIVING UNIQUE AND EXTRAVEGANTLY TO HER LORD, FOR HIM. REPEAT- FOR HIM. Yes, Jesus anointed indeed. Mk 14:8
His anointing here was when it could be- History now reveals. It seems Jesus alone knowing He was to die a criminal death, where there would not be the usual opportunity to anoint His body for burial, which was customary for the time.
EVERYTHING has a reason and a purposeful perspective in the light f God’s light shining in our hearts to give to us the glory of the knowledge of God found in the face of Christ.(2Cor4:6)
She did what she could” “a beautiful thing” – FOR JESUS
And in the amazing Truth of God, in the giving and doing in this way, is the greatest GIFT in life. Our purpose is gound in Him, through Him, because of Him.
A prayer perhaps that we all may pray; Father “may ‘i’ do “a beautiful thing” for You- In Jesus’ Holy Precious name Spirit led and fed- Amen <><<><<><
Extravagant and unusual it may be… I see my Lord your weaving completely. May all given be poured out accordingly – equip, enable, YES, seclude and protect so may be – In Jesus’ name seen ‘A beautiful thing for” JESUS’ Name Amen.