Jesus Anointed at Bethany

Matthew 26:6-13

“While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table. When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.” Aware of this, Jesus said to them “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. When she poured this perfume on my body she did it to prepare me for burial. I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.” **

This was a poor village woman. This expensive perfume may have been all that she had….but she gave all she had, and all of herself to the Lord! The disciples called it waste, this woman was preparing Jesus and may not have even known it. This act of selflessness….this beautiful gesture. She was “Broken, and spilled out” at the feet of Jesus. We could all learn from this village woman. She so unashamedly gave all she had to the Lord….why can’t we do the same. We should all be “Broken and Spilled Out”

Steve Green “Broken And Spilled Out”



**The Thompson Chain-Reference Bible, New International Version 
B.B Kirkbride Bible CO., INC
Zondervan Bible Publishers 


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