John 12: 1 “Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived in Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.
This was the night before Jesus’ Palm Sunday entry into Jerusalem. That night Lazarus’ sister Martha served dinner and their sister Mary took a jar of expensive perfume and anointed Jesus’ feet and wiped them with her hair. Judas was upset as he looked at the cost and his own greed but Jesus said “Leave her alone, It is intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me”. (John 12:7-8) The very next day Jesus mounted a donkey and entered the city.
As we prepare to enter Jerusalem with Jesus and journey this next week towards the cross, let our hearts be open, seeking and filled with thanksgiving for His great sacrifice. What is your response to the Savior? Are you filled with love and devotion like Mary? Are you willing to sacrifice things of great value for the Lord? Or do you count the cost of service like Judas and think of what else you could be doing?
Come and be ready to enter Jerusalem and journey with me and our Savior this next week. Seek to meet the real Jesus and partake in the great love and devotion He showed us at the cross.
Walking with Jesus towards the cross,