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Mary, Mary, not contrary,
I see how your love flows:
with oil spilled and hair unbound
and a heart that the Savior knows.
Often compared and contrasted with her sister Martha, there is an act of the maid Mary that is “stand alone.” From it we can glean nuggets of truth-gold and fashion them into jewels for our own lives.
The account of Mary anointing Jesus is depicted in three of the four Gospels (John 12:1-8; Matthew 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9). Read the passages to refresh your memory of the details. In brief, it looks like this:
- Jesus, Mary, Martha, Lazarus, the disciples, and a slew of other people are gathered together in a home. We’ve seen a similar scene before.
- Mary comes to Jesus’ feet. Again, she’s been in that position before. But what she does next is surprising and somewhat strange.
- Mary breaks a jar filled with expensive, fragrant oil and dumps it on Jesus’ feet. And she’s not done yet!
- Mary unbinds her hair and uses it to wipe Jesus’ feet! Read More→
I want faithful love
more than I want animal sacrifices.
I want people to know me
more than I want burnt offerings.
Hosea 6:6 HCSB
Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin.
1 Peter 4:1
“Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker,
those who are nothing but potsherds
among the potsherds on the ground.
Does the clay say to the potter,
‘What are you making?’
Does your work say,
‘The potter has no hands’?
1 Chron 22:5
What type of Legacy are you leaving for your children? Are you building a business or ministry that will endure? Tune in as Jill’s talks about leaving a legacy for our families.
1 Chronicles 16:8-36
We so often run to God only when we’re struggling or when distaster strikes. In this week’s video, Jill challenges us to write our own song of praise to God!