" There came unto to him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. "
In this translation of Matthew, "a woman" brings an alabaster box with precious oil to Jesus. In other translations it's a vial or jar of perfume. Can you imagine having someone come uninvited to your dinner party and pour a bottle of perfume all over your guest of honor? A sinful woman, no less! Can you say mortifying? In today's world there would be body guards tackling her and she would be hauled away before you could even blink an eye. This story is significant because Jesus is explaining to the disciples that the woman was anointing him, as if for a burial (of course they still don't understand) and that He will only be with them for a short time. After this verse he is then betrayed by Judas. Let us always remember that we are on this earth for a short time, so we need to worship, love, and find joy in our every day. Thank you, Lord, for this day.
|"The" box. Why spend money on toys, when you can have this much fun with a box?|
I pray you find joy, that you love with all your heart, and you take time to worship the one who gave you this beautiful day!