Mark 14:6-8 - But Jesus said, "Let her alone; why do you bother her? She has done a good deed to Me. "For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them; but you do not always have Me. "She has done what she could; she has anointed My body beforehand for the burial. NASU
I can actually say I am participating in a prophecy of Jesus as I make mention of this lady who anointed Jesus. If you will tell people about this lady then you likewise can participate in fulfilling a prophecy of Jesus.
We know there are numerous reasons people were anointed in this day and age. It was done to refresh a person's body after traveling all day. The sun would have beaten down upon one's body and the oil would have brought relief.
We know that people's body were to be anointed with oil when sick and to be prayed for during this time of anointing (James 5:14).
But Jesus' body was being anointed because He was on His way to die and be buried, "…she has anointed My body beforehand for the burial."
Jesus knew His time was at hand and drawing nearer and nearer.
She had done what she could. She had this very costly oil and she poured it over Jesus' head. He said she was preparing Him for burial. This was a prophetic act whether she knew what she was doing or not Jesus knew what it meant.
He was going to die.
What about us today? If Jesus were to appear before us today, what would he say?
Would He say, "We are doing what we could."?
Can we show some acts of kindness or display compassion to those in need?
Can we share the gospel message with someone who doesn't know Jesus?
Can we tell our waiter or waitress where we eat that we are going to pray for our meal and ask them if they have a need we can pray about for them?
Wouldn't it be nice to know if Jesus were here He would say about us that "He/She has done what he/she could."?
Think About These:
Faith with works is a force. Faith without works is a farce.
Faith without works is like an automobile without gasoline.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.