Thursday, March 20, 2008
All She Could
She could see what was coming and there was nothing she could do to stop it.
And so, she did the only thing she could do; she took the alabaster flask of costly oil from its place on the shelf and, without concern for what other’s may say or think, she walked into the house, sat down at the feet of the Master and poured out upon Him the adoration and anointing He so deserved, just hours from His death.
Many in the room indignant about her waste of such costly oil, “It could have gone to feed the poor” they said.
But in Mark 14:6 and 8 Jesus spoke these words, “She has done a beautiful thing to me…She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.”
This humble woman’s act of adoration and service so touched Jesus that He not only called it beautiful, He said that wherever the Gospel is preached, what she did would be retold throughout the world.
How was somebody with so little able to do something so precious in the eyes of the Lord?
Easy. She did what she could.
You may not have a lot of money or power or influence. No problem. Just do what you can.
You may not be famous, talented or brilliant. That’s OK. Just do what you can.
No excuses. No fear. Serve the King with abandon. You don’t think you can do much. That’s fine. Just do what you can; nothing more and nothing less.