SPRING FORTH NOW 2023
And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made? For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her. And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me. For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying. Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.
As God has gone to the extreme to express His love to us, He is pleased with our willingness to stretch ourselves, launch out into the deep on His behalf. Nothing pleases God more than our faith, not just in who He is but that he would also reward us for diligently pursuing that which we believe should be according to His Word for our lives. Do not let anything deter you, be persuaded to pursue God, His Word for your life and despite what others may think, or do or not do, you will capture the heart of God and walk in a Most Favored Status. Jesus, the expression of God in the flesh, poured out His love to someone who had been labeled in public and internalized as unlovable; searching for love in many different places, through it not robbery to return on His pouring out with her pouring out to Him.