The Fragrance of the Perfume

Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.    John 12:3 NKJV While Hollywood has generally given us the impression that Mary was a young beautiful woman that may…

There’s Still More

The gospel account of Matthew and John differ slightly in the story of Jesus being anointed at Bethany. Matthew tells us that a woman with an alabaster box anointed his head as kings and priests were anointed in the Old Testament. In her choice of anointing this costly gift gave Jesus the highest honor and…

Master There Is Still More!

Master There is Still More!   As people filled the hall Mary trembled at the door Holding tight the fragile jar that held her treasure store Her eyes ran searching, looking close as she softly crossed the floor Then with the box of alabaster came and stood behind the Lord She broke the seal and…

Anointed at Bethany

Jesus replied, “Leave her alone. She did this in preparation for my burial.  John 12:7 Generally left out of the discussion of passion week is what happened at Bethany. Of all the places where Jesus went during His ministry I find no other place so special to Him as in Bethany,the home of Mary, Martha and…