An incredible gift
In the gospel of Matthew the following is recoreded :
Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her. Matthew 26:13
What was so incredible a gift which Mary gave to Jesus by anointing His head with the costly alabaster oil?
First, it was an act of worship just as sitting at the feet of Jesus to learn from Him. Second although she was ridiculaed because it seemed too expensive to waste, to Marry, it was the best she could give. Often when we try to give our best to the Lord, we may be made fun of by others’ comments. Do not be discouraged because He sees your heart. Mary found that nothing was too valuable to give for the forgiveness, love and mercy she had received from the Master. Lastly, Mary’s gift is remembered today because it is inspiring, and inspires us to follow her example of appreciating with thanks for the blessings we have received.