But Jesus said, “Let her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me” (Mark 14:6).
As she breaks open the bottle and the fragrance permeates the room, Judas ridicules her for wasting the expensive oil. But her mind is made up. For she knows, once cracked, the entire bottle must be used. There is no turning back. She is devoted. She pours it all on Jesus. Here she is, at His feet; serving Him, loving Him with every fiber of her hair and being, so deeply that it hurts. And the aroma is overwhelming, almost uncomfortable. A foreshadowing symbol of his burial anointing, this fragrance will follow Christ to the cross, reminding Him of his disciples’ love for him — encouragement to follow through with the task until “it is finished” (John 19:30). She is grieving the loss of Him, but even in this she doesn’t yet understand the full measure of what is taking place. This is a portrait of Christ and His bride. It is a portrait of His sovereignty, His holiness, His humanity, and His Lordship. It is a portrait of our worship and love for Him — what it should be!
My heart for this ministry is to provide biblical strength for women that will encourage you to be, like Mary, a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ. In this ministry you will find theological and biblical teaching, exploration into women’s issues, and some biblical counseling (I will share as I learn, for I am just beginning the counseling journey).
Why am I doing this? I’m writing what I want to read… I’ve had my fill of shallow women’s ministries that feed me spiritual milk curdled with mystic heresy and moralism. I’m heeding the warning of 2 Timothy 3:1-7 which informs us that in the last days there will be false teachers who will creep into households, capture weak, gullible, women and lead them astray. Ladies, I’m determined to be the strong, uncompromising, woman who is rooted in biblical truth! Likewise, I implore you, don’t be the weak woman!
It’s going to take work for us to “gird up the loose fabric of [our] minds” (1 Peter 1:13) and ready ourselves to feast on solid food (Heb. 5:13-14). Let’s dig in, dear sisters. Let’s sit at His feet. Study the Scriptures. Measure every teaching we receive against the inspired, inerrant, and sufficient Word of God.
Smash that bottle of perfume, and give it all to Jesus!