It was two days before Passover and before Jesus was to be crucified. He was in Bethany at the house of Simon. A woman came to Him with fragrant oil in an alabaster flask and she anointed Him by pouring the oil out over Him.
The disciples weren't happy about that, they said she could have sold it (it was expensive fragrant oil) and given the money to the poor, but Jesus told them that she is doing something good and that she is preparing His body for His burial.
He also said that wherever the Gospel is preached to the world, this woman will be remembered for what she did.
..a woman came to Him having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil, and she poured it on His head as He sat at the table.
But when His disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, "Why this waste?
For this fragrant oil might have been sold for much and given to the poor."
But when Jesus was aware of it, He said to them, "Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a good work for Me.
For you have the poor with you always, but Me you do not have always.
For in pouring this fragrant oil on My body, she did it for My burial.
Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her."
As I read what she did and what Jesus said about her, it made me smile. Jesus never lies! His Words are true, just look at us, here at this time, still reading about the beautiful thing she did for Jesus. :D Truly a blessed woman, what a privilege to have been the one to anoint Jesus.
Jesus never lies!
Thanks for reading! :) God bless you in abundance in Jesus' Holy name.