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Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Mark 14:1-11

Now the Passover and the Feast of the Unleavened Bread were only two days away, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some sly way to arrest Jesus and kill Him. "But not during the Feast," they said, "or the people may riot."

While He was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of a man know as Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on His head.

Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, "Why this waste of your perfume? It could have been sold for more than a year’s wages and the money given to the poor." And they rebuked her harshly.

"Leave her alone," said Jesus. "Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have Me. She did what she could. She poured perfume on My body beforehand to prepare for My burial. I tell you the truth, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her."

Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Jesus to them. They were delighted to hear this and promised to give him money. So he watched for an opportunity to hand Him over.

On this day, two days before Good Friday, let us ponder one question. Are you completely for Jesus? If just a little bit, then you are against him. Let us pray:

"Father of us all, you are the God of the Universe. For this we praise your holy name. We pray that we may be wholly for you and we want to follow your son completely. Fill us with your Holy Spirit so that following will be our very nature. We prayer to be an extension of Jesus, his hands, his feet, his heart. Forgive us when we forget who w are. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen"

"God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine."
Copyright 2012 Doris Gaines Rapp

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