Sunday, November 27, 2011

An Alabaster Flask

Sunday, November 27. Psalm 125; Matthew 26 & 27

S: Matthew 26:7 – a woman came to him having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrance and she poured it on his head as he sat at the table.
O: The woman was anointing Jesus for burial. The disciples criticized her saying she could have sold the oil and given the money to the poor.
A: The disciples were acting under the influence of the world. They thought they saw waste and extravagance in the woman with the oil. Jesus recognized that she was preparing his body for burial. Jesus recognized her sacrificial act. How many times when we look at what “other people” are doing do we look with eyes of the world and miss what is truly going on. Why? Because we focus on the actions of a single person and don’t look deeper to the heart. We see with blind eyes. Perhaps not physically blind; but spiritually blind. We are called to love not to judge. It is not our job to change another person; just to love them and usher them into the presence of Jesus. HE is the change that we all desperately need.
P: Father God thank you for the woman with the alabaster flask. Thank you that she stayed true to what you had for her to do and didn’t worry about what other people might think. Change my heart Lord. Let me love everyone in my path today….as you would love them. Let my walk with you be my alabaster flask and its fragrance pleasing to you. Amen.

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