A Memorial

Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.  But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?  For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.  When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman?  for she hath wrought a good work upon me.  For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.  For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.  Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.

Matthew 26:6-13

The end of this passage says “Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.”  I don’t know how much “preaching” I do on this blog, but I do try to proclaim “this gospel,” and, because of the nature of the internet, it literally does go to “the whole world.”  This post is going to be about giving everything to Jesus, and, as such, it is a memorial to this woman who gave Jesus her most valuable possession.  When you think about it, this post is a tiny fulfillment of prophecy.  Interesting.

Anyway, the disciples didn’t understand this gift.  They were thinking as men – they were thinking that the ointment should be sold and the money given to help the poor.  But she wanted to give it to Jesus.  This “precious ointment” was likely her most valuable possession.  And she gave it to Jesus.

What is most valuable to us?  Have we given it to Jesus?  Could a memorial be given about us?

3 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you, Ben

    I don’t have much of value…. But I will give Him me.

    Blessings
    ann

    Reply

  2. Beautiful post, Ben! Joining Ann! God bless you!

    Reply

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