Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Mark 14:3 NIV 2011

While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.

 

The town of Bethany was a small village just east of the Mount of Olives. John 11:18, “Now Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem.” It was home to Mary, Martha and Lazarus. Historically, reclining was the usual way to eat during a banquet. The woman was Martha’s sister Mary. John 12:3, “Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus.” Pouring the perfume on Jesus’ head would be a common custom during a feast. Psalm 23:5b, “You anoint my head with oil.” She broke the jar to release the perfume. The Lord accepts the broken to spread His Fragrance.

 

After wandering in the desert for almost ten years, the Lord accepted me back into the fold. It was a slow process of learning who He wanted to be as His. But through a welcoming church family and BSF I learned to once again walk with Jesus, The Master. It was through the study of God’s Word that my relationship with Him began to change. Time spent in prayer and fellowship with fellow believer was the key. Though broken, I’m spreading His Fragrance daily.

 

What keeps us from sharing His Fragrance?

 

Broken to share,

S

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