Monday, March 26, 2012

Broken and Spilled Out

And being in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, as He sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster flask of very costly oil of spikenard. Then she broke the flask and poured it on His head. (Mark 14:3, New King James Version)

My mind goes in some strange places at times. But, sometimes the strange places are the beautiful places. Just as Mary poured this very expenseve perfume on her Savior, I have another picture. Picture this in your mind with me. Picture a much more dramatic seen taking place. I picture the cross, and I can see Him hanging there. Just as Mary poured the perfume, I can see the blood pouring-spilling from His body. I think it wasn't coming out in little drops like we dab on ourselves, I think it was probably gushing. That blood was gushing out for you and for me. Do you have goosebumps yet? I know I do. Why did Mary pour out the perfume? She did it to show her love for her Savior. Why did Jesus go to that cross and that blood flowed out of Him? He did it to show His love for us. He did it as a payment that we all should've paid, but He knew we couldn't pay the price. We'll never be able to pay the price. As we come to Easter, let's take time to not only remember the sacrifice He made, but let's take the time to say "thank You Lord" for what He did so willingly. I want to end this week with the words to a song.

"I will remember,
I will remember,
I will remember the works of Your hands,
I will stop, and give You praise,
I will rememberYour faithfullness."

Father, thank You so much for going to the cross so willingly. Thank You for paying the debt that we should've paid but You knew we couldn't pay it. May we never forget or take for granted what you did for us. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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  1. Yes, to remember what it cost... how easily we forget or take for granted. Blessings, Jamie

  2. Beautiful picture, Jamie. What a great reminder of His goodness and grace toward us...a sinful people. What love!

  3. Thank you Jamie! This is a great reminder of Christ's gift. My pastor recently said we underestimate the size of our debt and the level of our rebellion. God bless you, Love, Hester ;)

  4. Your thoughts on this are amazing. I have never before considered this! Thanks for something new I can meditate on in the Easter season! Sandra Stanford

  5. Amazing thought as we near Resurrection Sunday! I've been Adding Prayer to Lent this season, and God has blessed me richly in this journey.
    I can picture Jesus' gaze, looking at me as He suffered for my sins...

    What a mighty God we serve.

  6. Thank you, sweet Jamie. May our eyes always be focused on Him, remembering His perfect sacrifice.
    Love you :)