Monday, March 30, 2015

Holy Week Short .devotional: Monday - John 12:1-11

Bible Reading: John 12:1-11

Today’s verse:                      John 12:3
Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

            Mary did something beautiful for Jesus. She instinctively knew that He was tired and stressed out, so she rubbed His weary feet with a soothing balm and gently cleansed in between His toes with her hair. It was a very loving act of friendship and kindness.

            Sadly, within a couple of days, she would see those same feet covered in blood and nailed to a cross. Her heart would be broken and her dreams deeply shattered, but she would also remember that her last special moments with Jesus were spent serving Him.

How do I hope to experience Christ’s presence with me throughout this week? How can I faithfully and lovingly serve Him?

Prayer:            Lord Jesus, help us to make this week holy by serving You sincerely. Give us opportunities to do something beautiful that will draw others to You. In Your Sacred Name, we pray. Amen.

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