Apostle Grace Lubega
Mark 14:3-8(KJV); And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head… And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me…She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.
By Jewish custom, bodies were anointed after burial.
This is why, after the Lord’s death, the Bible accounts that Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Salome bought spices so they could anoint Jesus’ body (Mark 16:1).
But in our theme scripture, we see Mary in the house of Simon the leper breaking her alabaster box of very expensive perfume and anointing His body BEFORE His death.
It was this same Mary who had sat at the master’s feet to hear the Word, of whom the LORD said that she had received that which was needful (Luke 10:42, John 12:2-4).
One significant thing she received from Him was the understanding of eternal time and how to function in it.
She pre-anointed His body for burial. The women who went to the tomb on the day of the resurrection were very late. (Mark 16:1-6).
Such is the power of attending and inclining your heart and life to the Word.
Because it is eternal, it allows you to look at life through the lenses of the finished work and to see the end of a matter at its beginning. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: Luke 10:42, John 19:30
The Word allows you to look at life through the lenses of the finished work and to see the end of a matter at its beginning.
PRAYER: Father, I am most grateful for your Word. I see life through the eyes of eternity and never misapprehend in the timings of the spirit. I am in full consonance with your mind. Today, I choose to walk in the wisdom of one who has an understanding of eternal things. This knowledge sets me above everything that is ordinary. In Jesus’ name. Amen.