Day Six – A Powerful Expression of Love

December 21, 2007

Key Verse: “… she began to wet His feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.” Luke 7:38

Read: Luke 7:36-47

Perhaps nowhere else in the gospels is the imagery of devotion to Jesus as powerful as in this story of the woman with the alabaster jar. She came to Jesus in brokenness and humility, expecting nothing, simply wanting to pour out her expression of love at His feet. Although this act took place at another person’s home, Jesus makes it clear that the woman had shown Him greater hospitality than the host. Like in Bible times, hospitality today takes many forms. Bradford couple John and Helen do not yet have children of their own – but they have bought a large car fitted with three child seats to transport their refugee friends who live nearby. This – like the response of the woman at Jesus’ feet – might not fit the conventional view of hospitality. But it is hospitality in its purest form, nonetheless. It is like pouring perfume over Jesus’ feet.

Think About It: What alabaster love offering will you pour over Jesus’ feet?