Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Remember

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:

Five Minute Friday1. Write for 5 minutes (A few weeks ago, I made this confession that I don't always exactly keep to the five minutes. )
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?

He said she would be remembered wherever the Gospel is preached.

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.


  1. Hi! I saw you link on Lisa-Jo's site. I loved your post. Such a timely reminder to focus my heart on worship and adoration this Easter season. Thank you!

  2. I think about Mary too and the true sacrifice she gave. She saw the Lord for who He truly was. Thanks for this great post, I really enjoyed it.

  3. I love that story as well, and I love that thought of the scent lingering in her hair all week!

  4. Yes, Her worship consisting of all she held dear is what brings joy . What makes her even more special, was that they were amongst all those who wants to do the DO thing instead of the BE thing, just being is His presence. Happy FMF and a blessed weekend to you.

  5. Thank you, Ladies, for coming over and leaving loving words behind on my thoughts for FMF!


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