Do you have a few minutes to join in the fun? Do you want to write for the love of writing on one given prompt. Really, it is great and if you want to join in, you'll find the link up here for Five Minute Friday at Lisa-Jo's place.
Officially, the rules are:
2. Link up at Lisa-Jo's and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community...
And the Five Minute Friday prompt for this week is : Remember
I've been thinking this week of the woman who anointed Jesus, and I find myself twirling my hair in my fingers.
She let down her hair and broke open a jar of costly perfume and poured it out on the feet that would be pierced with nails just a week later. She wiped his feet with her hair.
She was ridiculed right away. Accused of wasting her resources. She was letting her hair down in public and she was pouring out a perfume that cost a whole years wages.
But Jesus told her accuser to leave her alone. He received her worship.
The fragrance of the perfume filled the house as she poured it out.
And I wonder how it must have lingered in her hair all week. And when she saw her Lord die, did she cry into her pillow and smell the perfume still in her hair a week later?
And here we are over two thousand years later. And she is remembered. This beautiful worship that came from a grateful heart and love lingered in deep humility at the feet of her Lord.
It's not for her riches or her words or accomplishments that she is remembered.
It's not for her giving to the poor that is remembered.
Mary, this woman who worshiped, is remembered for her courageous act of adoration.