Tuesday, February 1, 2011

2/1/11 - How Do You Treat Jesus?

John 12:1-3
Six days before Passover Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. They gave a dinner for him there, and Martha served, while Lazarus was one of those reclining at table with him. Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.
I read these verses over the weekend and was struck by the reverence with which Mary treated Christ. That makes sense, of course.  Not long before, Jesus had raised her bother from the dead.  Of course she would treat him with reverence.  She'd do anything for him.  She dried his feet WITH HER HAIR!

Imagine that someone saves your life -- it doesn't matter what the scenario is.  Just that you certainly would have died.  A person, purely out of LOVE for you (and not obligation, or luck) uses all the skill he can to save you, at great cost to himself.  Some great cost that you can see, like disfigurement, or losing a limb.

You see that person frequently for the rest of your life.  Maybe even daily.

Would you love that person in return?  How would you treat that person when you saw him?  Would you ignore him?  Would you say hello and go on your way?  Would you choose to spend time with that person?  Would you include him in your life? 

Jesus is that person.  How do you treat Him? 

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