"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth." ~ Deuteronomy14:2

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pleasant Stone Devotional Meditation: August 28

"And ... there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head." ~ Mark 14:3

This is Mark's account of this "purple stone" verse, and in it is something special for you if you have recently been forced for any reason to the breaking point. "There came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious ..."  We all have "alabaster boxes" full of things "very precious" to us.  In one sense, we ourselves are the alabaster boxes.  And because life is not kind, but cruel and twisted by sin, we are broken again and again as it passes us by or as we pass through it.

You may be broken now because of something in life has passed you by. If so, let your "ointment of spikenard very precious" be spilled on Jesus as a love-offering.

The "woman in the city, who was a sinner" wiped His feet with her own tears and her own hair. If your tears have spilled out when your "alabaster box" was broken, let them fall on the feet of Jesus in love for Him.  Perhaps your "alabaster box" broke when you said good-by to someone not long ago. Jesus knows about it and with Him even your heart breaking can be a redemptive act. Mary poured her "ointment ... very precious" onto her Beloved.  She "brake the box" and did what she could for Him. He allowed His body to be broken and His blood "very precious' to be poured out for her.  She did what she could do for Him because she loved Him. He did what only He could do for her, because He loved her. He has also done it for you.

"... she brake the box, and poured it out on his head ... For God so loved the world that he gave his only ... Son."

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