And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. Mark 14:3
The story of Jesus being anointed by Mary of Bethany is told in all four gospels, its believed that the women identified is Mary Magdalene. The gospels tell us she also pour the perfume on her hair and washed Jesus feet. Even though she was a great sinner, her love for Christ was displayed and her sins were forgiven
And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made? For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her. Mark 14:4-5
Obviously many were upset with her actions, who does this sinful woman think she is? How dare she waste expensive perfume! Even though this was a beautiful act of honor to our Lord, many harden their hearts and cast evil onto Mary.
Don’t you ever feel like Mary? Do you try to honor the Lord with your heart but get resistance from many? Do you feel judged by others who think you can’t be a Christian because of your past?
And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me. Mark 14:6
Jesus rebuked them all, told them to leave her alone. Jesus knows your heart and knows if your work is for The Lord, do worry what others think about you, only worry what God thinks about you.
For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. Mark 14:7
Nobody realized it but Jesus was preparing them for his ascension into Heaven. The anointing of his body, was with great timing and honor, as Jesus was about to lay down his life for us all. Remember to pay honor to your King in Jesus Name Amen