Then Mary took about a pint 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. – John 12:3 (NIV) –
Liz Curtis Higgs is another Bible Teacher I have come to love. When I was young, my mom’s Bible study group read “Bad Girls of the Bible,” and I couldn’t understand why such a “Baptist” group of conservative women would read a book about bad girls! Once older, I came to appreciate not just the book, but the way Liz teaches. She is real. She is vulnerable. Her words touch hearts and challenge minds in ways that only a few are able to do. Today, I am reminded of her words in regards to Mary as we continue to prepare our house for these young moms and their kids.
“Everything we have comes from God — our possessions, our bodies, our talents, our spiritual gifts, our everything. So, He will provide what He intends us to sacrifice, and He will give us the strength and courage to let go. That’s how amazing our God is. He is “… able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8, NIV)… What does Jesus expect from us? Only what He’s already given us.”
These words are written in regards to the scandalous moment of the Bible where Mary pours her most prized possession of perfume over Jesus’ feet and then uses her long, beautiful hair to wipe them dry. A moment of true sacrifice for Mary – but with no second thoughts. Mary knows who she sits before, and Mary desires to serve the Lord that came to save not only her, but the world.
We continue to talk about raising our Marketing Partners this week. We ask for those that believe Marketing and reaching the community through KTIS is a good next step to support us on a monthly basis. We will be giving our response to KTIS Friday, and thank you for your prayers and consideration around being a part of this team. We know that God calls us to serve others.. to humble ourselves before “the least of these” and to give each child of God what he has given us to serve.
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