While He was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the house of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on His head. Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, “Why this waste of perfume?” “Leave her alone,” said Jesus. Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing for me. Mark 14:3-4, 6

Until you live your life broken and poured out in remembrance of what Jesus has done for you, your life cannot be a living memorial to Christ. Until what you offer to the Lord in appreciation of His supreme love for you appear like a waste to those around you, you have not yet done a beautiful or good thing for the One who came to seek, save and transform your life.

What are the things in your life that need to be broken and poured out like a jar of perfume? Your commitment to family relationships, your cherished goals, and ambitions, your career development? Go ahead this day and do likewise. Though people around you may consider your commitment, sacrifice, zeal, and love for Christ too extravagant. But for the Lord Jesus who went as far as Calvary to demonstrate His love for you, that will be a beautiful thing for Him.

Not only that, Jesus says, what you have done will also be told throughout the world in memory of you. Paul said he considered all these things that were valuable worthless because of what Christ has done and when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord (Philippians 3:7‭-‬8). May the Lord help you to be wise in how and where you invest your life. Good morning.

Your brother,