This has been heavy on my heart since the middle of last night. I feel impressed to share it on my blog. I typed this out this morning as soon as I woke up.
I am so glad to be a woman. I think as women we are blessed, because we grasp the romance of God easier than our male counterparts. There is a divine romance, that when understood, can touch us deeply. One of my male friends said he just can’t see himself in a gown, which causes me to giggle, because it is a ridiculous picture! Yet, the church is called the bride of Christ and we are the church.
I love the story of Mary and the alabaster box in Luke chapter 7:36-50. She came to Jesus full of passion for the One who loves her. The men in the room wanted to throw cold water on her passion, but Jesus quieted them. She was a sinful woman, but she came, bringing the good, bad and downright ugly parts of her. She brought her alabaster box full of very expensive perfume and broke it and poured it on the feet of Jesus, cleaning his feet with her hair and tears and kissing His feet relentlessly. She understood the romance. Of course, I am not talking about sexual feelings but all the other feelings that come with an intimate love relationship. She poured out everything that was important to her, everything of value, all of her hurts, all of her longings. She had been searching for the One who loved her and she had finally found the right feet!
There is a song that I love that captures this moment in such a beautiful way. As I listen, it makes me long to reach out and feel the feet of Jesus. It makes me wish for long hair like this Mary, to wipe His feet with.
Although we might not be able to physically touch Jesus’ feet as Mary did, and we probably don’t own extremely expensive perfume, we too, have our own alabaster boxes full of everything of value to us. In it are our gifts, our broken hearts, our pain, our joy, our desire to be loved as only He can love us. He is worthy and He is the safest place to lay it all down and He won’t allow man to get in the way!
My Aunt Marilyn posted her favorite scripture under my “Who Am I” page. It is John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Despite what the world may think, Jesus IS reality.
I want to share this song with you. Take a moment to quiet yourself and listen. Who knows, maybe you will have an encounter with the One who loves YOU!
Click HERE. If you have a dial up connection this download may take a while, it is a long song, but it’s soooooooo worth it through to the end.