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?
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