R u b e n D u a r t e
"It was THAT MARY WHO ANOINTED THE LORD..." (John 11:2) When we are spoken about, what is the defining trait which identifies us---wise, wordy, wishy-washy, wanderer, or WORSHIPPER?
Mary probably lingered too long at the feet of the Guest of Honor while the food on the stove needed stirring and the table needed to be set. Her sister Martha could only administrate so much. As a result, dinner was probably later than Martha had planned and perhaps colder than it should have been. However, THAT MARY---that worshipper---was too overwhelmed with gratitude. Her brother Lazarus, who had lay in a tomb stinking and rotting away for four days, was now alive and well, and sitting AMAZED across the table from the One who called him back to life.
Mary tracked down the most expensive perfume she could find from her collection, drenched Jesus' feet with it, and wiped the perfume on with her own hair. The aroma and very atmosphere of the room was filled with the extravagance of her action. Judas criticized it, everyone else was bewildered---however, Jesus absolutely loved it!
When people remember this grateful servant of God, she is most appropriately referred to as 'THAT MARY WHO ANOINTED THE LORD WITH FRAGRANT OIL AND WIPED HIS FEET WITH HER HAIR.'
What will people remember about us?
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.
As we step into His Presence, His anointing begins to fill every crack and every crevice.
Every nuance of our lives is made whole as we step into His Presence. -RD
"Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise!"
(Psalm 95:2 ESV)