In John 10:10 Jesus promises His followers abundant life. This blog is about my life as His follower.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Holy Week Monday

As I began Holy Week this morning, I spent some time thinking on John 12:1-11. I prayed that, just as this passage depicts Mary symbolically preparing Jesus for His burial, that the Holy Spirit would use this passage to prepare my heart for greater revelation of Him during this Holy Week. Greater revelation that would lead to a heart transformation
that would result in a more loving life.

The two things that hit me as I thought on this passage throughout the day were how extravagant Mary's love was, and the fact that Jesus pointed out that He would not always be with them.

I prayed throughout the day that God would show me ways to show love to the people in my life. So much of my life has been spent in giving just enough to get by; but I want to become more like Mary and give lavishly. None of the things I had the opportunity to do today were big, but hopefully they made the lives of others at least a bit better.

Thinking about not always having the people I love with me,...well, I took a lunch break and called and talked with my mom.

What about you, how did your first day of Holy Week go?


David-FireAndGrace said...

I love this story too, especially the version in Mark 14:2-6.

In order to release the fragrance the alabaster box (flask, jar), which was sealed with pitch, had to actually be broken. It is a prophetic parallel or type that shows that the Christian (me) needs to be broken in order release the fragrance of the Lord.

Interestingly, it took some force to break the alabaster. Without true brokenness, we simply become damaged.

Enjoyed the blog, Tracy!

A.Marie said...

Hi there! I came over here to your blog from Taber's Truths. Your post really made me pause and think about Mary and how much she loved Jesus. I, too, want to become more like Mary and give lavishly.

I so enjoyed your blog and I am now your new follower! :)

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