Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The Well-Lived Life.......How Beautiful!!!
What does a guest remember when they visit your home? You can shop the world over for "things" but what one remembers truly, is the love felt when they are in and when they leave your home. In the Bible, John 12 tells the story of Jesus coming to Bethany, to visit the sisters, Mary and Martha, because their brother Lazarus had died and Jesus had raised him from the dead! Talk about celebration and great conversation!!! There, in their home, they made Jesus a supper, and Martha served dinner or so the Bible says, but Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. Wow....can you imagine! Spikenard was a valuable and fragrant ointment derived from the dried roots of the herbal plant called nard. It was costly and only used for special occasions. Mary understood that being in the PRESENCE of the LORD was the most special of occasions. You see, when Jesus is invited into our homes and His Presence fills our spirits and our homes........we don't have to worry about the pillows, the sofas, or even the beautiful flowers for a fragrance. All the invited guests will know that true love is there! Enjoy decorating your home............and, most importantly, fill it with the love of Jesus! How Beautiful it will be!